Monday, April 13, 2009

A lovely getaway

What a lovely treat, spending my birthday/Easter weekend in Catalina.  Rod had never been and it's probably been 40 some years since I'd been.   We spend Friday afternoon viewing the museum, hoping to find the plaque that commemorates his mom's aqua plane adventure. No such luck, but learned lots about the island.
Rod chose our hotel, The Metropole, from the fact that they had robes.  He knows that's my criteria for a good hotel.

This is the view from our balcony on Holy Saturday morning.
You can see the Wrigley mansion on the hill in the distance.  This is where we ate lunch.
Rod tending bar at the Wrigley mansion.
This could be Wyanne - is the name of the boat near here a predilection?
Not only did we see all manner of people, but all manner of dogs.
Love those prickly pear cactus hearts!
These next few photos are taken at the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens.
This is a bunny ear cactus.


Anonymous said...

Ann........Happy Birthday....Looks like you had a great time.....Jim and I took the sea plane many times in the 70's to the island....Even me that does not fly now.....

Davielle aka Princess Magpie said...

I haven't been to Catalina since 1994, I think - Mark and I went sometime around our 2nd anniversary, for the Jazz Festival. IT'S A MAGICAL GETAWAY, isn't it? What a fun way to celebrate your birthday AND Easter. GREAT photos, too.