Laguna Beach Birthday at the Spa

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Laguna Woods, California
July 21, 2017 10:34pm CST
I recently celebrated my birthday and my four daughters went together to give me the gift of a spa day in Laguna Beach. My local daughter, who lives seven miles from me, also joined me for the day, along with my teenage granddaughter. The spa we went to was at a local hotel. First, my daughter and I walked a couple of miles on the beach. Then, the three of us swam in the pool and enjoyed the hot tub, followed by lunch. Above is the photo I took from our poolside lounge chairs. Afterwards, my granddaughter lounged by the pool the rest of the afternoon, while my daughter and I enjoyed the steam room and a massage. After our relaxing day, we picked up my husband and a grandson, and we all went out to dinner together. It was a wonderful birthday, despite the fact that I am now 68 ... far closer to 70 than I would like to be! However, I cannot think of a better way to spend the day. It was the most thoughtful birthday gift I could imagine!
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@LadyDuck (170050)
• Switzerland
22 Jul 17
Belated Happy Birthday. I am not far behind you, I am now closer to 67 than to 66.
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• Laguna Woods, California
22 Jul 17
@LadyDuck - I never minded being 67. Now that I am 68, however, I feel like "70" is looming far too close. LOL
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@LadyDuck (170050)
• Switzerland
23 Jul 17
@DeborahDiane Well, as the alternative is not funny, better to go on.
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• Laguna Woods, California
23 Jul 17
@LadyDuck - So true! Getting older sure beats the alternative!
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@dollaboy (6154)
22 Jul 17
Nothing better than this
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• Laguna Woods, California
22 Jul 17
@dollaboy - I loved it. It was such an enjoyable day!
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@dollaboy (6154)
24 Jul 17
@DeborahDiane Wishing more for you Deborah
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• Laguna Woods, California
25 Jul 17
@dollaboy - Thank you so much!
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@marlina (76487)
• Canada
22 Jul 17
A lovely birthday for you indeed!
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• Laguna Woods, California
22 Jul 17
@marlina - We really enjoyed it. They never did something like that for me before, so it was a special surprise!
@sharon6345 (134977)
• United States
22 Jul 17
That is nice that you enjoyed that. Sept is mine and my daughter wants to take me out. It's not happening. I want a Walmart and dollar tree gift card. No outings for me.
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• Laguna Woods, California
22 Jul 17
@sharon6345 - Gift cards are always a nice idea, because then you can pick out what you really want!
@jstory07 (69008)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Jul 17
That is great that you were able to enjoy a day at the beach. Sounds like you had a lot of fun.
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• Laguna Woods, California
22 Jul 17
@jstory07 - We really enjoyed the day. I enjoy spending the day with my daughter and granddaughter. It was a special treat.
@Hannihar (39939)
4 May
@DeborahDiane That is a very special gift for your birthday.
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• Laguna Woods, California
5 May
@Hannihar - Yes, it was a wonderful gift! I loved it that my family purchased this special day for me.
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@Hannihar (39939)
6 May
@DeborahDiane It was so nice of them to do that for you.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 May
@Hannihar - Yes, I have a very sweet family. I love them dearly!
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@DianneN (81925)
• United States
24 Jul 17
Happy birthday greetings! That was an ideal day.
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• Laguna Woods, California
25 Jul 17
@DianneN - Thank you! It was a wonderful day and I really enjoyed it. With both my mother and my husband having health issues at the moment, it was nice break.
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@DianneN (81925)
• United States
25 Jul 17
@DeborahDiane You deserved a nice break. You have a lot on your plate right now, and I'm so sorry. Hugs to you.
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• Laguna Woods, California
25 Jul 17
@DianneN - Thanks, Dianne. You will probably see less of me on MyLot for awhile but, unlike Elizabeth Wallace, I plan to stay here because I enjoy the connection with other people across the country and around the world. I'm just a bit overwhelmed right now.
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@RubyHawk (28240)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Jul 17
That's sweet of your daughters to do that for you. Sounds like a wonderful birthday.
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• Laguna Woods, California
23 Jul 17
@RubyHawk - I really enjoyed the day and I also thought it was a sweet gift. Thanks so much!
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@RubyHawk (28240)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Jul 17
@DeborahDiane Children are wonderful. What would we do without them?
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• Laguna Woods, California
25 Jul 17
@RubyHawk - You are so right. Children are a true blessing!
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@MarymargII (10364)
• Toronto, Ontario
30 Jul 17
Those are the ones I love the best too, Diana. I love pedicures, facials or a relaxing massage and also usually get one at least, for my birthday!
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• Laguna Woods, California
30 Jul 17
@Marymargll - It was a wonderful day. By the time it was over, I was sooo relaxed!
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@MarymargII (10364)
• Toronto, Ontario
1 Aug 17
@DeborahDiane I may be doing something similar on my birthday- Thanks to my generous son! :) (Suspect it anyways!)
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Aug 17
@MarymargII - Have a wonderful time! It is truly a great gift.
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@kepweng (17528)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
16 Oct
wow beautiful blue sea its good so you can relax
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• Laguna Woods, California
16 Oct
@kepweng - Relaxing by the ocean is the very best place to be!
@Tracy04 (10823)
• Malaysia
24 Jul 17
Happy belated birthday! May God bless you always!
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• Laguna Woods, California
25 Jul 17
@Tracy04 - Thank you! It was a fun day!
@andriaperry (56049)
• United States
22 Jul 17
Happy Birthday.
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• Laguna Woods, California
22 Jul 17
@andriaperry - Thank you so much!
@JohnRoberts (61074)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Jul 17
Sounds like you enjoyed an ultimate mother and daughters day.
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• Laguna Woods, California
22 Jul 17
@JohnRoberts - You described it perfectly ... the ultimate mother and daughters day. That's what made it really special. It would not have been nearly as much fun by myself.
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