FRIDAY! I know I have been slacking on the Friday Favorites posts, but I REALLY want to tell you about my time with my new running skirts family, and don’t want to wait till Monday, so once again, no Friday favorites. But I think you will like this post!
Ok so we left off at the train station in San Diego. After sitting for a few minutes, I see one of the twins, in skirt gear of course, walking towards me. Yay! It finally felt real! It was Cindy, and Christy was waiting in the car with Cindy’s sweet baby Ryder. (Confession: at the start of the sales summit, I could NOT tell the twins apart, but now I can vey easily!)
We started heading to the airport just a few blocks away to pick up two of the other girls. As we are driving and they are pointing out the water and the boats, etc. One of the girls goes “is that Meb?” I stated looking and thought “certainly they don’t mean THE Meb…not Meb Keflezighi…..who WON the San Diego Rock in Roll just 24 hours ago? oh, yeah, it is, just going for a shake out run, ho hum. HOW COOL! I was psyched and I had been in San Diego all of 20 minutes!!!
We picked up Larissa and Paige, and headed to our hotel. Our 4th member of our gang was flying in that afternoon, so we were instructed to get some lunch by the pool and relax until then. We had NO idea where we were going to be staying, and honestly I had not thought much about it. Well, we pull up to the La Costa resort and spa…HOLY COW! They were totally spoiling us!
We checked in and walked to our room. Aw, sisterly love.
In case you are blind and can’t tell from the above picture…this place is GORGEOUS. mountains all around, flowers everywhere, it was amazing. The surprises kept on coming. We get to our building and put the key in to two large double doors, not the single kind like a regular room. It opens into this:
with a balcony that overlooks this
and then there were two rooms, one off each side of the living area, so it was two girls to a room. This was me and Paige’s room. I was stoked to have my own bed and no cover hog-Bobby around for a couple nights.
The twins left to go get things ready to come back for our first meeting that would be held in our suite, and so the three of us headed to find food and the pool.
it’s hard to tell, but in the above picture, that wall of greenish stones is like a waterfall, so peaceful.
We sat in the sun at the little restaurant area, and I got a turkey burger
it wasn’t bad! We ate and talked and soaked up some sun, and then Juli, the 4th and final sales rep got to the hotel, and we headed back for some learning and fun!
We went through some training and learning time, and then we all got dressed in matching skirts and headed to the store. I was SO excited to see the store after seeing so many pictures of it online!
they had wine and cheese for us at the store, and all the other ladies were wearing pink, too!
We went around and did introductions, and Joe Taricani was there and he hung out with us for the evening, and even recorded part of his show there, and we were in it! We went out fron to take some group shots in front of the store. The first one is my fav!
then we had a little fun out back with some expo equipment…but I won’t get into that lol! Let’s just say I may or may not have thought about getting a tetanus shot after hanging that sign on barbed wire!
After that, we all went to this great place to eat called Rimel’s. We had such a great time, everyone was so sweet and easy to get along with.
I had some chicken tacos
cell phone pic with a flash…sorry!
I was so exhausted by time we left, I think we all were! We all went to sleep as soon as we got back to our lovely hotel. It was a great day, and I knew the next day was going to be even more fun. I was just so sad it was going by so fast!
In the next running skirts post…our group run, and the spa!
QOTD: What is the most beautiful hotel you have ever stayed?