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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Weekend Get-A-Way

A few weeks ago, here in Los Angeles, we had what was referred to as Carmageddon. This was a weekend smack dab in the middle of summer in which the 405 freeway was closed. As I imagined what a nightmare this would be staying in town, I decided to get out of dodge and find a peaceful and relaxing place to retreat for two nights.

The destination was La Quinta Resort and I had a Spa Villa Suite to enjoy and do nothing but swim and watch my NASCAR races. What a perfect idea to come out to the resort and a nice way to get out of the mayhem taking place back home in L.A.

It was a beautiful landscape and the service was top shelf. I went back and forth from the pool to my room to check on the race and even got a little work done from the lap top on the resort's free wifi network. Next time I need another get-a-way spot you can bet you'll find me back here.

Here is some info on La Quinta:

La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST® is a world-renowned desert destination featuring 796 elegantly appointed casitas, suites and villas; the 23,000-square-foot Spa La Quinta® with 41 pools and 53 hot spas; 23 tennis courts; and exceptional cuisine at Morgan’s in the desert, TWENTY6 and Adobe Grill. Known as The Western Home of Golf in America® and named ”North America’s Golf Resort of the Year,” it is home to five award-winning golf courses and four private courses – designed by legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Greg Norman and Tom Weiskopf. Golf instruction is offered at the Jim McLean Golf School. The resort is a member of Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. For more information, call 760-564-4111, or visit

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