As our golf cart pulled up to the lobby entrance, I could see Suzanne and Janette walking from the front desk to the lobby bar and I knew they were asking if we’d checked in. We were all supposed to meet at 6 o’clock and it was 6:20. We tipped our driver and headed inside. There were introductions and then we all sat down and Zung and I ordered some drinks. Daniel was not working because it was Sunday, which is his day off.
Eder came over to say hi and told us that Kenneth, a regular on the Facebook Grand board as well as Trip Advisor, was at the bar. I went over and introduced myself and asked him if he wanted to join us. He declined. It was nice to put a face with a name.
The six of us talked and drank until our dinner reservations and then we all walked to Toni’s.
My dinner was good, although we did not take any pictures of it. I had a rib-eye. I know that Suzanne had the filet and she said hers was tasteless. The service was slow, but I think that is because we were talking and they didn’t want to interrupt us. We drank wine and talked and just had a really good time.
We stopped to talk to the Star Friends who were hanging out at the bottom of the stairs.
They were decorating with lights all over for Christmas. I was hoping they would turn them on while we were there but they only had the outdoor lights on one night. I think they were waiting until everything was done before turning them on. Bummer.
Suzanne and I.
I took this picture to send to our friend Lori. This is when we were back in the lobby bar.
We had a really lovely time and both spouses, Ian (Janette’s husband) and John (Suzanne’s) were lots of fun.
When we went back to our room where there was a bubble bath waiting for us.
There was also a bottle of Havana Siete and some limes that we had requested earlier. I enjoyed both the bubble bath and the rum.
They had turned down our room.
Something that was new this trip was they had scented sticks and you could choose your theme. This replaced the scented oil they would light at turn down.
As usual, when you turn on the jets in the tub it looks like a massacre by bubbles.
It was good to be at our second home!
I am going to confess, it is really hard to remember the details of what happened on this trip without my notes. I have been desperately trying to recover them, so far, to no avail. If anyone out there knows how (they are GONE from my gmail account, but I was doing hard drive back ups, I just figure out how to find and retrieve them from that), let me know! In the mean time, I will do the best I can.