So if you follow me on the big 3 (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) you’ve probably seen all the photos from our Babymoon last week :)
I just wanted to recap and review how wonderful our trip was!
We woke up Thursday morning, packed our bags, got the house in order and made our way out of Burbank. We had plans to stop by a granite showroom on our way out of town to pick out the new countertops for our kitchen. I’m not a huge fan of granite, I don’t get what all the fuss is about, but I know it’s great for re-sale value. Every HGTV show has people that gush over granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Whatever floats your boat. So we’re doing granite. We left the showroom with two options and price ranges and decided to discuss it over lunch. I was getting hangry so Merfman knew just how to make my little heart go pitter-patter…
Grilled cheese, fries and a chocolate shake from IN N OUT. I was a very happy girl. We talked about counter tops and came to a decision, you’ll have to wait and see what we picked!
After lunch we got back on the road and headed toward Ojai. We arrived almost exactly at check in time and got settled into our amazing room at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa.
The view from the balcony of our room
We spent time every day sitting on the balcony enjoying the amazing view. Each night we would turn on the gas fireplace and enjoy the cozy room. I told Merfman that this trip confirmed that I need a few things in our someday dream home…a fireplace in our bedroom, a balcony off the master and an amazing view. Easy, yea?
Thursday night we had dinner at the outdoor Oak Grill Restaurant. And we ordered this lovely for dessert:
It was a peanut butter chocolate-something and it was yummy!
Friday we slept in and headed to the Spa after an early lunch.
We had booked a couple’s massage. Deep Tissue for him, baby-mamma for me :) It was AMAZING. I haven’t felt that comfortable and relaxed in months. When you’re preggo you can’t lie on your back since it affects the blood flow to the baby. So, they have you lay on your side with a pillow under your head and one under your opposite leg with a wedge under that. The pillow under your leg helps keep your hips open to take the stress off your back. I wanted to live in that position forever. It was so cozy and comfortable. Pregnant women can agree, finding a comfy resting position is hard!
That night we had dinner reservations at the fancy restaurant, Maravilla.
I got a virgin Pink Moment. It was lemonade, cranberry juice and whipped cream. So fun! The “pink moment” is an Ojai term for the time of day when the sun is just behind the mountains and the ridge turns a pretty pink color.
For dinner I had the diver sea scallops. SO good.
We had an amazing meal topped off with a very “sweet” dessert
We ordered the creme brulee and the staff wrote Happy Babymoon! on our plate :)
Saturday we had no plans other than wanting to get off the resort for dinner. We slept in, ate breakfast on our balcony, took naps and spent some time reading in the shade by the pool. It was a wonderful relaxing day. We asked for dinner recommendations off property and were directed to Boccali’s.
We wanted something casual, local and low-key. And it was perfect! I got the veggie-lasagna and it was crazy good.
For dessert we saved room for their famous strawberry shortcake
It totally lived up to the hype.
Sunday we grabbed a quick breakfast before checkout and headed home.
Our Babymoon was wonderful, and I stopped several times throughout the trip to savor the memories and amazing views. It was so wonderful to spend time together, relaxing and catching up. No distractions, no emails, phone calls and work to occupy us. I really wanted to take multiple mental photos to look back on in the coming months when we’re up to our elbows in diapers and running on little to no sleep.
Also, I can’t say enough nice things about the staff and people we met on our trip. Our waitress at the Maravilla (Kate) was amazing and so very nice. She even took the time to write us a note with recommendations for fun things to do in town during our trip. The staff at the resort goes above and beyond to make your stay special. I also noticed any staff member you passed while walking the property always said “hello” or “good morning/afternoon/evening” I’m sure it was company policy, but it was a personal touch I really liked.
It was a trip to remember and one we’ll always look back on as our last vacation as a family of 2 :)