WOW! I forgot to post about our wonderful mini-vacation on Santa Catalina Island. We were given the trip by Tony's former employer when he retired and didn't have a chance to go. So before it expired we decided we'd better do it right away! We decided to go Mon-Wed to avoid the possibility of not being able to schedule a room.
We stayed at the Snug Harbor Inn which is right on the bay. The water was maybe 10 yards from our front door. It was so wonderful. Our room was just fabulous! It included a fireplace and jetted bathtub. The staff brought us breakfast every morning - not just rolls either, the whole shebang! Then every afternoon Hors d'Oeuvres and Martinelli's were served in the lounge, and because we were so tired they brought it to our room. We actually slept so much, we didn't realize how very tired we were.