Sunday, February 7, 2010

Newport Beach, last days of vacation

Even though I’m back in Milwaukee now, I’m not quite ready to make my vacation a distant memory. So I thought I’d post a few photos.

Opening the back patio doors, we had a view of other villas. There weren't that many people around, so it was really quiet. Quiet = my idea of a good time. (Sad, I know.)

The place felt secluded. Technically, it was: the tennis pro said it had only about 70% occupancy.

To get to the tennis courts, you could follow the path that curved around. I never actually walked to tennis; Dad drove me to my lessons so I didn't have to trek uphill!

Stepping outside the villa, I could see the pool. There are actually a few different pools, but this is the one I spent time at. (I guess no kids really play in the pool that's near registration — mental note for my next visit.) The weather was in the mid 60s most days — too cold to be sitting outside. Luckily the water was really warm! Ah, sunny days.

My parents and I also walked along the beach at Crystal Cove. We picked up a few shells and browsed the souvenir shop.

I was also curious about the people I spotted on the decks of the historic cottages (I've never known anyone who lived on the beach).

Alas, I did not get to play in the poolside ping pong tournament because it rained on Friday. But with five days of tennis, beachcombing, and hanging out in the pool, I can’t complain.

No comments: