It is a first class hotel with a very fancy new part, this is the lobby. We stayed in an older part of the hotel, which is still very nice, but the price is more to our style!
Keith had booked a room that was right off the adults only pool. We could walk out of our room, to a patio that was screened by trees and then down a little brick path to the pool! After a soak in the healing waters, we could lounge in our little patio area sipping wine! If you click on this photo the enlarge it, you will be able to read the sign, which I thought would look nice in my back yard on my own poolside! The Japanese style covered walkway crosses a waterfall which goes down to a cooler, children's pool over on the other side.
A few minutes walk from the hotel are the remains of the original hot springs site, styled after the ancient Roman Baths. Now it is surrounded by a high chain link fence, but it still has the hot water in it and continues to steam and bubble. Its incredible how hot that water is.
I took a photo of the history sign so I wouldn't forget the particulars. Enlarge it to read the details.
We walked along the beach. I love to watch the people enjoy their day. Of course the little kids with buckets and shovels make for the classic beach photos. I think its great that these little folks can spend hours with their imagination in the sand, just like they did a 100 years ago. Much more fun that video games!
The older people catch my eye too. They may not be playing with shovels, but they are having just as good a time as they enjoy the warm sand between their toes and the sweet cool breezes. Surely, watching the little kids play brings back memories of their own child hood days! This threesome reminds me of me, my sister, Carol and Keith when we get older! He looks like he's thinking, why didn't Carol bring her own damn chair! That's the lagoon in front of them , which is a nice sheltered swim hole. Beyond that is the sandcastle display. They have the fence there as a windbreak, so the sand castles last for a few weeks. Out beyond that is the lake that winds out around the mountains. Once, Keith and his brother and some of the guys, canoed around the lake and it took four days and they didn't even go all the way to the far end.
Now we are back to reality. Vacation is over and we are all back to work and school. Things are moving right along.
Hope your September is going well!