Birthday Weekend

Tomorrow I turn 100 24, but Briefcase and I celebrated early, over last weekend.

On Saturday, we drove down to Laguna Beach.  

We heard the weather would be cold and there was the possibility of rain.  I dressed in jeans and a bulky sweatshirt.  The weather reports were wrong, it was perfect in Laguna.  I was dressed way too warm.

Here's an unedited photo taken with my Blackberry right when we arrived.

(My boobs aren't as big as they appear in the above photo and neither is the rest of my body – I hope!)

Laguna is a frequent hangout for us because it's close.  It's also beautiful.  


And artsy.  And beautiful.  And fun.  And beautiful.

Briefcase had made a reservation at one of my favorite hotels, the Surf and Sand Resort.


(I'll tell you more about the resort in an upcoming post.) 

We walked around town for awhile.  We also walked on the beach for a long time.  We saw a lot of dolphins jumping and playing in the ocean.  I never grow tired of watching the dolphins.  They always make me happy.

We were getting pretty hot so we stopped into Hotel Laguna for a drink.  We like Hotel Laguna because they have service on a deck with a great view overlooking the beach.


I'm not normally much of a beer drinker, but I joined Briefcase for a Blue Moon.


After enjoying our drinks we weaved walked back to the Surf and Sand to watch the sunset from our balcony. 


It was an amazing sunset.  The above photo is the view straight out from our room.  You can see Catalina Island on the horizon.  


I took around 1,000 photos over the weekend and a lot of them were of the sun setting.  It was like watching a spectacular light show with ever changing colors.  I couldn't stop clicking the shutter.

Once the sun had disappeared we cleaned up and went into town for dinner.  It was a fantastic day.  I'll share more with you in future posts because – oh, it was so much fun!

I had a wonderful pre-birthday weekend.  It was also a great distraction from my upcoming surgery this Wednesday.   (Aaack!)

© Twenty Four At Heart

14 Responses to “Birthday Weekend”

  1. di

    Love the umbrella’d area next to the beach. It looks quite romantic. Happy Birthday to you, Suzanne! What a wonderful celebration for the two of you!

  2. Kelly

    Beautiful! Looks like a perfect weekend. Where is that lighthouse? I’ve been to laguna beach before and I never saw that.

  3. Tami

    I’ll be on the next plane! So glad to hear you had a great weekend!

  4. Pseudo

    Happy Birthday 24!!!!!! Fellow Scorpion. The photos of your weekend are beautiful. Glorious.
    Tidbit info. The mobile home park I lived in from 5th to 8th grade in Malibu was called the Surf and Sand.

  5. Kristen

    Ah, I love the Surf and Sand! Looks like a wonderful weekend!

  6. Ginger

    Can’t wait to see some more of your photos. I’m glad you had a wonderful time and were distracted during the weekend. Now just spend some time the next couple of days posting pictures and WHALA! you’ll forget to worry!

  7. Barb

    Looks absolutely beautiful, I wish you lots and lots of good luck on your surgery!!! Positive thinking = Positive Healing!!! That is how I got through some rough patches of my surgery!!! Good thoughts go with you!!!! Barn

  8. Cate

    What a lovely looking place! Happy Birthday and will be praying for you for a speedy recovery.

  9. stacy

    Hi Suzanne; It’s Stacy from Pt. Just wanted to tell you that I will pray for you on Wed and during your recovery. I am sure everything will go well. I’m not very far away if you need something, let me know…
    Wishing you an easy surgery and fast recovery.

  10. Alexis from the MN

    Happy birthday to you, happy birth-day to you, happy birthday Suz-aaa-nnne Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!! Ah, Laguna Beach….wonderful memories on that sand. I hope you find pleasure celebrating the day that the world was grace with your presence!! Hopefully this time NEXT year you’ll have LESS stress and LESS pain! Here’s to YOU!

  11. Alexis from the MN

    Wish I could edit comments – gracED….graced with your presence!!


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