Wednesday, October 31, 2012

What every mom needs

a weekend getaway with their husband at a spa resort.

Technically we didn't go on a weekend, which is actually more cost effective. We were able to leave all 5 kiddos in St George with grandparents and we left on Monday for the Green Valley Resort on Las Vegas.

Monday, before arriving at the hotel, we first stopped at our favorite India restaurant, India Oven, for lunch. We love the spinach Palak and we tried a new to us dessert, Halwa, so good.

Then we checked in to the hotel about 4 pm and headed for the pool/spa area. This is included in the price of the room. We spent about 3 hours working out (me on the treadmill and Jeremy swimming laps), in the jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna. The spa area is so beautiful and relaxing.

After all the relaxing time we went ate dinner and then went to the movie theater that is there at the hotel.

Tuesday I meant for us to spend all day hanging out by the pool, soaking in the beautiful 78 degree weather. , but we ended up sleeping in, watching tv, stuffing ourselves at the breakfast buffet (loved the eggs benedict) and then going shopping. Right next to the hotel is a great shopping center that has REI, pottery barn, Anthropology, and Williams-Sonoma.

After so much shopping and walking we were more than ready to return to the relaxing spa. I love the steam room. The funny thing is when I lived in Florida I didn't appreciate the humid air, but at the spa that was my favorite place. As I thought about that I realized that it probably has to do with the fact that I only stay in the steam room for 15 minutes, verses in Florida I was living in it full time.

Wanting to take full advantage of our stay at the resort we didn't lounge around as much Wednesday morning because we wanted to go to the spa again before we had to check out at noon.

When Jeremy got into the pool to do laps the water aerobics class was just starting and he got roped into joining the class. Turns out he really liked it and would like to do another class again. I did treadmill and weights while Jeremy was in the water and had plenty of time left to sit in the steam room and lounge by the pool.

I didn't know I was the spa/resort type of person, but after this short get away I am and even though it was only two days it was the perfect size break and I feel rejuvenated and am looking forward to returning to my kiddos, and to taking them trick or treating.


Carolina said...

Holy cow! How fun is that!?!?!? A vacation like that is totally in my future.

EmilyC said...

Hey Jenni,
Emily Campbell Here. I was going though my inbox in my email and cleaning it our a bit and found an email from you and then I remembered about our blog so I checked it today and saw that you guys are in St. George. We should get together and meet up. What do you think?

lisa said...

what an awesome getaway! isnt it so nice being able to do that without having to worry about school! or tests! or studying! life is so much better when your best friend doesnt have school constantly on his mind :)