One of the aspects of being an Event Manager is the long tedious hours of site visits at resort after resort at vacation destinations. It actually is pretty tiring, especially if you have a lot of places to visit, but it’s one of my favorite parts of the job.
Fortunately, this weekend I’m going on a 2nd visit to the place we chose for a fund-raising retreat that Leadership Catalyst is doing in November. My hubby and I will visit the Four Seasons Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, CA and get to stay overnight and pamper ourselves in one of their gorgeous rooms. We’ll be meeting with our coordinator from the resort as well as our friends, Don & Carol to look at the meeting room and discuss questions that we have about the event. Don is our tech expert and will help us make all the necessary decisions and ask all the right questions about our audio-visual set up for the event.
Since we’ll be over there anyway for our Monday meeting, we decided to make a weekend of it, even though we just got back from vacation a few weeks ago. We’ll be staying just north of San Diego for the first night, because we can’t afford to PAY for a night at Aviara. Well, I guess we COULD afford it, but don’t really WANT to spend that much money for one night in a hotel room.
I hope we get a chance to check out this awesome fireplace while we’re there. Doesn’t it look so inviting for when the temps dip below 70 degrees? The highs are expected to be in the mid-70’s and lows in the mid-60’s, which is pretty close to paradise, I’d say. Even as I type this I have to force myself to pack a sweater and long sleeves for the evenings. It’s just so hard to imagine after 105 degree high temp today.
I’m sure you can tell that all these pics are from the resort website, but I’ll be taking more while we’re out and about and I’ll try to post while I’m there.
Another cool thing…I get to use a work day and don’t have to take vacation…because I really AM working. YES, I AM and please don’t tell my co-workers how much I enjoy it. I think they’re jealous already.