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Friday, October 01, 2010

Te Recuerdo, Rancho La Puerta, September, 2010

my villa in the morning mist

I just returned from a wonderful week at Baja Mexico's Rancho La Puerta, which is celebrating it's 70th anniversary this year and was deservedly voted Travel and Liesure Magazine's 2010 "World's Best Destination Spa." They have many activities one can take part in. I'm so glad I took an art class with the wonderful, Big Sur artist, Erin Gafill! She had us do an exercise to awaken our creativity:

Close your eyes and recall the Ranch, then write down your impressions, starting with "I remember..."

I remember sage - silver and gray sage,

Salvia leucophylla, Gray Sage

and the light and shadow of the plants as they form a community.

Salvia apiana, White Sage

I remember mountains surrounding the ranch, with sunlight...

the hills west of the ranch

and rocks forming groupings,

and yellows and ochres and buffs.

I love this sculpture

And the meadows...

Gaillardia and an old cart

and the quiet.

sculptures and art are found throughout the Ranch

My sister, Julie, organized this trip. A former travel agency owner and now a social media coach and strategist for businesses, she brought along, as well, 7 other wonderful bloggers. It was a pleasure getting to know them, as well as the many other staff, guests and guest presenters we met at the Ranch.

I have more to say, and I shall (!), but I don't want to hog the conversation. What do you remember?

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  1. The overall beauty of the Ranch - it's a very peaceful place, as well as invigorating the body and mind. I, of course, loved the spa treatments too!

  2. Wonderful to spend time with you remembering the sights and scents and overall beauty of Rancho La Puerta!