Monday, February 27, 2006

So Here's the Thing.......

The massage I was telling you all about on Friday certainly didn't dissapoint. In fact it exceeded my expectations. Upon arriving I was ushered in to a "relaxation room" where I enjoyed some sort of chilled herbal water which I have no doubts was rather good for me.

Following a brief sit down there I was ushered into a private room with a delcious deep soaking tub. Candles were lit and relaxing music was playing while my spa assistant sprinkled something she termed "pixie dust" into the water which I then proceeded to soak in before my massage even began. It was a dream!

So obviously that experience alone would have satisfied all my weekend desires but it turns out St. G had even more to offer me. Here's a rundown of the weekend:

Friday night- arrived in St. G around 8:30 P.M. checked into the hotel and was promptly asleep by 9:30. Devry might remember this kind of amazing vacation time schedule from our cruise.

Saturday morning (pay attention here people, this is where it starts to get really good!)-
7:50 A.M.-Forced Kristen to get out of bed and out the door so we could beat the rush at this delightful breakfast place on Main Street called the Bear Paw. This place is truly to die for. They have this Pina Colada breakfast drink that is a dream. Also the most delicious waffles, pancakes and pretty much a unique twist on anything your heart could possibly desire for breakfast. If you have never been here you must put it on your to do list the next time you are in the George!

9:00 A.M.-After a most delicious breakfast we stopped by a little bookstore next to the Paw and picked up some reading material, then back to the hotel to relax until it was time to head out to our massages.

2:15 P.M.-The massages ended and since it was truly a gorgeous day we didn't want to waste it in our hotel room! We made our way over to the St. George Temple. It was truly as beautiful and peaceful as always.
sidenote: I've always loved this temple. The old school architecture and just the history of it I definitely feel drawn to it.

We took a seat on some benches out in front, soaked up the sun and had a wonderful conversation. I couldn't have asked for anything better.

6:00 P.M. - We head out to dinner. You should be getting the sense by now that we did indeed eat ourselves into a little bit of oblivion. What could we do? We only had one day to sample all of the delights St. George had to offer. For this adventure we picked a local restaurant called The Painted Pony.

We started with some appetizers. Kristen had the French onion soup which they served in a bowl made out of an actual onion! I had some sort of delight called an Iceburg wedge. For more details check out.

7:00 P.M.- Kristen and I are tucked up into our beds enjoying an ashpalt pie which we picked up from Winger's and watching Apolo Anton Ohno race for Gold in the short track.

9:30 P.M.- I don't actually get to see Apolo Anton Ohno win the Gold in the 500 meters because I'm in a food coma and I just can not keep my eyes open. I decided I can catch the highlights on Tivo when I return home and enjoy a very peaceful nights sleep.

Sunday Morning

noon- Kristen and I are driving home after a wonderful albeit quick weekend.

So there you go folks. The recap of my St. George get away. Now back to reality and my new diet which consists of mostly fruits and vegetables which I will be enjoying for nine days. You know what they's either feast (see above) or fruit and vegetable induced famine.


Anonymous said...

Your weekend sounds truly delightful. I've heard the G.V. spa is wonderful. They sent the girls from the first season of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club there (That's right, I watch Celebrity Fit Club), for a weekend weight loss get away. That's when my interest was first peaked and now you're massage description is making it a must visit next time I'm in St. George.

Anonymous said...

Ditto on all of the above except that I will obviously NOT be partaking of said fruit and vegetable induced famine.

Anonymous said...

I am indeed half-jealous (the unjealous half is in regards to your fruit and lemon water diet. Yuck).