Day 2: Sunday, February 15th
As usual (for the both of us) we sniffled and lifted our heads up to find the other one already awake as well – at about 5:15AM! Ugh… we both have the bad habit of being awake or not sleeping in very well. Monette said that the feather bed was difficult for her to sleep in because she kept tossing & turning trying to get out the hole. LOL Me, I just have the bad habit of waking up before my alarm clock (at home this is about 4:30AM) but this morning I laid there thinking SHE was still asleep…
So we lay in our beds and actually started chatting again. Just like old times when we used to share a bedroom together as kids growing up. Kinda fun in itself and funnier that we started reminiscing about just that – our childhood. I enjoyed this and enjoyed spending time with my sister.
Eventually the sun came up and we could hear all the bald eagles whistling and saw the two that we had seen yesterday flying around again. And we could tell it was going to be another beautiful day. After sitting around and once again watching some TV, we decided we should get up and get some breakfast before our massages. We were scheduled at 11:30 but figured we would spend some time outside too. Before we left, we had decided that maybe we should ‘save the money’ and just stick with the room we had (since the rate for the tents were a little higher). We walked back over to the tents #51 and met Cheryl and Laurel, the massage therapists. As we chatted with them, we asked if the other tents were like this one? They said yes, but this one is the only one without the bathroom and we explained that we had thought about renting the tent and asked if they would suggest it? Quickly they both agreed that we should do it. Each tent does have good views, some (along the water) are much better, but even during the winter (now) they are definitely something to try.
While we got our tandem massages, we could hear the eagles even more and the ladies said there were several that are mating, thus the sounds they were making. Although there was ‘spa’ music playing, you could also hear some of the waves breaking along the coast, so that and the wonderful hot oil made each of us (Monette & I) start to nod off. Monette told me she caught herself almost start to snore. Ditto…
So happily, oily and with some very interesting new oiled hairstyles (lol) we got dressed and then went back to the front desk to tell Susan, sorry, but with Cheryl and Laurel’s recommendation, we would go ahead and take the tent for the evening. Susan laughed and called the housekeepers on the radio to inform them to clean #54. We went back up to the room #46 and packed our bags and as Susan suggested, we went to enjoy some time on the main deck in the sun. The housekeepers would come grab our bags and deliver them to the tent for us.
While we waited, the sun felt great following the relaxing massages and we both had time to read (me write) and then enjoy some ginger ale and bitters. This was the suggestion from Marin, our young server. Good suggestion, it was refreshing and helped settle my over filled stomach. But Monette wanted something to eat and Marin said the peppered soup (today’s special) was excellent. We enjoyed it, just a slight spice and perfectly creamy. Marin came back just as we were finishing and also let us know that our bags had been moved and were up in tent #54. We stopped by the desk to grab our new room keys and confirmed our 6:00pm dinner reservations.
We happily sauntered back up the stilt bridge to our new room. The sun was shining even more, but there was a slight breeze. The eagles were still calling one another and the sound of the crashing waves made me smile. We opened the door to the tent and I quickly told Monette I wanted to take pictures (this time before we messed up the pristine) lol. Snap, snap, snap away (as I usually do) – but don’t you love the results?
Monette quickly decided she wanted to enjoy that amazing jacuzzi tub. It is much bigger once you are inside of it. And the fun part was that I rolled up the flap to the window that looks out to the water as she enjoyed her sauna time.
At this time we started to hear the new neighbors coming up to their tent as well. Giggles and once they were obviously inside, the had the same joyous laughter and sounds of delight that we had. And the view (although a bit of obstruction from some trees) was by far better than room #46’s view. MUCH better. As Monette lay in the tub, I lay my head on the foot of the bed looking out at our new view and just sighed. Yes, we were glad we made the change. So before our dinner and after I once again found myself in a state of bliss (and almost near sleep) I jumped up and decided that I needed to try out the rain shower on the opposite side of our tent. I love the huge shower heads and believe me, this one was perfect. Luckily the stone floors are heated, so that makes a huge difference as well. As I got dressed, the sunset started over the horizon and the colors in the sky were once again a beautiful teal blue with light fuchsia and the water looked a steel grey. Snap, snap, snap of the camera. And as the golden yellow of the sun barely peeked out from the mountains, we started to head down the bridge back for dinner. Wishing though that we could have just enjoyed dinner up here instead. Well… as we walked along the bridge, we stopped to enjoy the sunset and I quickly told Monette, I needed to take more photos. A quick run (literally) back to the tent to grab it and immediately to get these…
The dining room was once again quiet, just another couple were there and so we sat in the lower level. Monette ordered the risotto and I had the chicken. Both very well prepared and both excellent. My chicken had this amazing cheese/cranberry stuffing that oozed out once I cut into it. First bite was perfect. We each shared and enjoyed it all.
On our return back to our room, I tried to snap some photos of the beautiful little lighted bridge and while we did that, we suddenly looked up and were captivated! The ONE picture that we couldn’t capture with the camera was the amazing sky filled with all of the brightest stars while the crisp air also took our breaths away… but it’s one memory that even a camera can’t appreciate for you. We will hold this memory in our lives! BLISS