Today I'd like to welcome a very special guest poster to The World of Deej...My amazingly hot wife, MJ!
The Thanksgiving holiday week is always a busy time for our family. Between family gatherings, worrying if we'll be able to waddle our way through the local Turkey Trot 5k, the beginnings of Christmas advertisement overload, and of course - my military-level pre-planning of the all important Annual Black Friday Bonanza (did I mention I'm one of the crazies out at midnight??) we tend to get a little stressed. So this year my darling hubby decided we should treat ourselves to a quiet weekend away at a local resort the weekend after the big holiday. The spot: Mission Inn Resort.
Needless to say, I was in. Deej had already visited the property and had reported back (as you saw here on the blog) that it was gorgeous, peaceful, and a great place for a weekend away. Then he said 'and on Saturday we'll be playing a round of golf'. Oh, and he added that we would be playing said round of golf on one of the state's oldest and most challenging courses: El Campeon. Fun! Did I mention I've never played a full round in my life? And I've only 'rode along and hit a few' twice before?? Oh boy, relaxation was not looking promising.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving we got up early (ahem...to make our 'tee time'. Do men not understand the whole 'sleeping in' thing??) and headed to Mission Inn Resort. It's a short drive for us, and I used the time to annoy my husband to the utmost limits, hoping he'd eventually get the hint and send me to the spa instead of the golf course. No such luck.
|One of the many gorgeous holes on El Campeon.|
|The resort's gorgeous courtyard|
After getting settled in to our gorgeous room it was time....*dun dun dun* ...for golf. We took the car around the property to the club house and got started on El Campeon. The course itself was beautiful. We were lucky to not get paired up with anyone else and had no one behind us for a while, so we could take our time as I took 5 hits to get to the green...err...I mean take our time to enjoy the scenery. :) We enjoyed lunch from the cart girl and had a good 3 hours together. Ok, maybe this golf thing wasn't so bad.
|I'm getting this golf thing down!|
|My herbs never come out this good at home|
|Deej playing what he called "Floridian Curling."|
|Heading to dinner at El Conquistador.|
|La Margarita Lounge|
|My awesome tomato and mozzarella salad.|
|Conquistador shaped butter!|
|Deej's Filet Mignon...he was happy.|
Special thanks to MJ for stopping by, and to the Mission Inn Resort for hosting our amazing post-holiday weekend...we can't wait to return. As always, all opinions are our own.