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iamq's short, but sweet, quickie honeymoon at Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

iamq's short, but sweet, quickie honeymoon at Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

Sep 14th, 2008, 08:06 AM
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iamq's short, but sweet, quickie honeymoon at Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

We had only two nights and we couldn't have picked a better place to spend our first nights as a married couple together. This was our fourth visit to Post Ranch Inn and we'll continue to return...probably on our anniversaries now.

The place is still amazing. We stayed in one of the new rooms that were opened earlier this year. They are located on the southern end of the ridge. This part of the property is more open and not as wooded as where the orginal rooms are located. It is just as nice, but has a different feel to it.

We stayed in the upper Pacific Suite room. They are gorgeous, large and lovely with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. Martin calls the rooms "Opulent Zen" and that description is perfect. They are modern, rustic and luxurious all at once. This room is around 1000 sq ft. and that doesn't include the huge deck.

The only disappointing thing about this room was the missing hollowed out, granite boulder soaking tub that should have been on the deck. Turns out they started cracking shortly after they were installed. Too bad. It would have been nice to have been notified of this before we arrived so I wasn't expecting it. They have become a bit of a joke, as they have been turned into planters at the garden. One of the employees joked with us that they are the most expensive planters in the world. New metal ones that look like the new zen, meditiation pool are being installed later in the year.

As in past visits we spent our time on the property getting massages, soaking in the basking and zen pools, napping on the deck, hiking around the ranch and eating at the excellent restaurant, Sierra Mar. We never left the property, which is fine with us. It is a self contained paradise, but if we had wanted to leave and explore the area, which have done on previous visits, we could have used one of the property's Lexus convertibles to do so.

Here are a few pictures.

http://tinyurl.com/5k6vbo

It was a wonderful and memorable way to begin this new phase of our life together.
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Sep 14th, 2008, 08:34 AM
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Beautiful photos looks like a wonderful trip. So, that granite tub was a hot tub on the deck?
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Sep 14th, 2008, 08:45 AM
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Glad to hear your honeymoon went well. The view from your room is amazing. I don't think I would leave the property either!

Looks like you & Martin enjoyed lots of R&R.

Congrats and welcome home!
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Sep 14th, 2008, 08:58 AM
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"So, that granite tub was a hot tub on the deck?"

Yes, indeed. Not very large or comfortable looking, eh?

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Sep 14th, 2008, 09:07 AM
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I admit to being a bit of a sap...but I welled with tears at your photos. Many many future years together as a married couple!!!
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Sep 14th, 2008, 09:09 AM
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mddt,
Get the kleenex ready then, as I am about to post some wedding photos.
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Sep 14th, 2008, 09:22 AM
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Loved your pictures. I could spend every day on that patio! What a view! Congratulations!
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Sep 14th, 2008, 09:35 AM
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Hi, iamq:

What great pictures! You two look so happy and relaxes in those photos!

May you have many, many happy years together and may there be many more days at the Post Ranch Inn too!
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Sep 14th, 2008, 09:44 AM
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Oh dear... this is *THE BEST* post on the forum. Thanks iamq so much for posting the photos and sharing this joyful part of your life with us here. Wow, just great!
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Sep 14th, 2008, 09:44 AM
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The resorts nice too (lol) but it's your enthusiasm about the relationship that warms my heart!!!
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Sep 14th, 2008, 09:53 AM
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What a beautiful place! My gosh, the views are incredible and I love the architecture / design.

Look forward to seeing your wedding photos--congratulations and best wishes to you and yours!!
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Sep 14th, 2008, 10:04 AM
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Great pictures and what a super place to start the rest of your life together. But who is who? Do you have hair and glasses, or no hair and no glasses? I think a nice orchid wrist corsage would have indicated the bride better!
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Sep 14th, 2008, 10:10 AM
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iamq- I have them ready and am looking forward to the pictures!!

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Sep 14th, 2008, 10:26 AM
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(funny one Neo) - Congratulations, iamq
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Sep 14th, 2008, 10:27 AM
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Congratualions Bill and Martin,
wishing you many happy years!
Great photos and man, what a view.
Now adding Sierra Mar to our
*must see wish list*!
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Sep 14th, 2008, 10:59 AM
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I couldn't find the throwing rice emoticon - damn.
Felicidades, can't wait to see the wedding photos.
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Sep 14th, 2008, 11:11 AM
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LOL Patrick! I am the one with hair and glasses...I am also the younger one.
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Sep 14th, 2008, 12:08 PM
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Ok, I went back to look at the granite hot tub planters.
I cannot imaging anyone that would enjoy folding themselves up like a lawn chair to fit into that tub!

I have my tissues and popcorn ready for the next viewing session...... (( foot tapping ))
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Sep 14th, 2008, 12:18 PM
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Here are a few wedding photos. They are from a few cameras that I cobbled together.

A friend served as photographer and we have yet to see those, which will hopefully be better than these.

http://tinyurl.com/5tnv45
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Sep 14th, 2008, 12:26 PM
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Nice, love the theme. Great pics. Thanks for sharing.
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