This time we remembered the suitcase, but, later, we would realize we forgot to put a few things *inside* the suitcase. I hope we get this down before our cruise – lol!
We arrived at the Dolphin around 10:30 in time for my 11 am pedicure. As some of you may recall, the Mandara Spa there is our favorite. This time Rich would kill some time in the lobby while I was busy with my spa morning. You may recall last summer when we were living in a nearby Air bnb waiting for our house to be finished and he’d hurt his back so he had a massage there.
Our room was ready so we even had time to drop off our suitcase in the room before heading to the spa. The room was at the end of a long hallway… and it had seen better days. More on that later in the trip.
Rich stayed with me until they called me in and then he went out to explore. My technician was really good – one of the best. She made pleasant conversation but wasn’t odd or pushy. She even brought me a mimosa. Funny thing is, in Las Vegas, the casino spas did not offer alcohol. Only one offsite place in Southern Highlands called “Professor Nails.”
After the pedi, we were on the search for lunch. We looked at the dining choices inside the Dolphin and noticed a Mexican restaurant called “Rosa Mexicano.” We hadn’t noticed that before so we asked for directions and off we went.
They’d only been open for about 3 weeks and let me tell you, it was some of the best Mexican food I’d ever had. Growing up in Southern California and being a Mexicophile, that is high praise!
After lunch, we headed back to the room to unpack and rest for the afternoon. We were planning on heading out to Epcot for the Flower & Garden Festival for the evening. But, it began to rain and even when it sorta started to clear up, the streets were wet and we didn’t want to risk getting stuck in the rain or getting my new shoes wet. 🙂
Instead, we made a late dinner ressie at the Grand Floridian Cafe, which gave us parking privileges at the Grand Floridian. Then we headed for the Enchanted Rose Lounge, which we hadn’t been to yet.
We each had the “Classic Martini” and, oh my goodness! It was the best martini any of us had ever had. Here are a couple of video shorts:
After our martinis, we checked into the GF Cafe, but were late getting seated (kept telling us they were cleaning off our table but does that really take 15 minutes – lol) but awesome service once our server arrived. Afterwards, we walked the grounds and spotted this beauty:
What a glorious ending to a beautiful day!