Monday, November 17, 2008

Objects in mirror may have expensive Internet availability

I went away to a tennis retreat this weekend, and I packed my laptop with the intention to update my blog and check out your blogs. When we arrived in our villa (THAT'S right - a VILLA! More on that later...), I got myself all freshened up and unpacked my stuff. (Side note: My husband has turned me into one of those unpackers that actually unpacks everything. I used to vacation out of my suitcases. Not anymore. I had clothes hung up, in drawers, and toiletries in the bathroom. I discovered it was a nice way to introduce myself to all of the ammenities the room had to offer.)

Speaking of ammenities, one of them listed on the website of the La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, CA was high-speed Internet availability. When I called the front desk to get my laptop hooked up, I was told that the cost was $15 PER HOUR! Yikes!! So, no blog update last Friday and Saturday much to my dismay.

Now, let's talk about this lovely place. Boy oh boy, did I have fun! By pure coinsidence, our annual tennis retreat happened to coinside with the Brady Tennis Camp - a two day instruction on tennis. Let me just say that I left feeling like I could beat anyone... or at least enjoy being beaten by anyone.

No matter what you're learning, it is always most fun learning from a group of people who have been life-long friends and LOVE what they do. You know you are in for a good time when the experts are ribbing each other while one of them is trying to maintain a serious note during the introduction. Or trying to unbalance each other during the stretching portion of the camp. Fun times...

And the room or VILLA!  Wow...


We were in two 2-queen sized beds rooms with adjoining bathrooms that are spa quality. We are talking huge bathtubs, shower and sinks all in a space the size of a normal hotel room. Gigantic! In between these two rooms was a room which had a kitchen (with island, bar stools, fridge, oven, microwave and dishwasher), dining room (able to seat 8 comfortably), and living room (with a flat-screen television).

With a living space like this, I didn't need to spend extra on the massages, facials, shopping and other exciting things they offer there. I didn't need to! Not when I can actually watch television from the comfort of my bathtub.

It was a wonderfully relaxing and energizing weekend.

But, I'm glad to be home again.

7 comments:

All Things BD said...

Sounds like an awesome time! Can't wait to hear more details.

Don said...

What, did you get a deal on an AIG extravaganza cancellation?

You sound invigorated and bright-eyed.

Watch it, world. Tiff's back.

Mama DB said...

ah, that's what you meant by $15/hour. I couldn't decipher that one. :) Glad you had fun!

gingela5 said...

Wow looks like an amazing place! What is with all of the higher end hotels/resorts making you PAY for internet? I don't get it!

Tabitha Blue said...

Sounds like an amazing time!! Makes me ready for a vaca just about now :)

Anonymous said...

WOW...what a beautiful location. Did you play on both the hard courts and the clay courts? Great fun...MOM

Michele said...

I don't play tennis but I'd be game in a place like that, if you could get me out of the room! WoW.