Oakwood at Mirabella at Aviara
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... a quick shower made our way to the little Adobe village just out of town. Beautifully maintained with brightly coloured buildings where shops and eating places adorn with a Mexican/Spanish theme..
Passing a corner store that had been originally the old court house where' Billy the Kid ' was 'tried' and sentenced to hanging, we spotted across the street an equally interesting old adobe ...
... offices, formal lounge , separate formal dining in addition to a huge kitchen /dining/living room and a separate, self contained casita (guest room, Spanish again, were ARE close to Mexico )with its own courtyard where currently Cyndy's adult son is living.The master bedroom incorporates another lounge room and from its own porch overlooks the back garden, pool and spa,hills and distant sea. Our bedroom has its ...
... cannons to fire at people. What we didn't realise was that those watching us also had water cannons and theirs reached us while ours didn't reach anyone. Then there were random water explosions which soaked us. Thankfully it was a warm day and the water wasn't too cold. The log ride we went on was funny because you were wet by the other riders coming down the chute!
On Castle Hill the girls went jousting on horses, took me on the Dragon ...
... Monterey and Carmel (where Clint Eastwood remains mayor) I rode through an area known as the Big Sur. The road here climbs over 1000 foot crossing a series of bridges (the most recognised of which Bixby Bridge has been made famous by the annual Big Sur marathon) which span dizzying drops and cliff faces. Five long, 60-70 mile days later put the majority of the climbing and wilder highway behind me and here began the slow build up of beach towns leading through Santa ...
... really new. There is also a treasure hunt for the kids (which we don't do tonight, as we are exhausted!) to unlock a special treasure chest in the room. It's another boost to the energy just being in the room, and I'm really glad we made the effort to come and stay here at the beginning of the trip. We walk down and grab a buffet dinner from their Lego themed restaurant before heading back to our room, and pretty much collapsing in our beds. What a first day!
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