Sometimes you just gotta get away and go treat yourself. Now I debated, why does a woman who lives in a house by herself, with a community pool need to stay in a fancy hotel 30 miles away for a mini vacation? Because this woman doesn't know how to relax and has way too many temptations at home to keep her jumping from one project to the next.
Last Sunday through Tuesday I packed my bags and checked in to the
Lost Pines Hyatt Hotel and Spa.
Here is the view from my room.
After unpacking my things (because living out of a suitcase drives me nuts, and because hotels have dressers!), I headed to the Lazy River at the water park and floated around for a few laps.
I then enjoyed a nice buffet dinner in the Firewheel Cafe. It's kind of odd eating by yourself in a dining room with nearly nobody else eating alone. I left my cell phone in my room and just enjoyed some me time with yummy food. My goal was to dramatically decrease my plugged in time.
After leisurely reading for much of the evening, it was time for bed.
I untucked the silly tight bed linens, and drifted off to sleep...
Good morning Monday!
I have no other pictures from Monday day because I left my phone in my room all day long! I started my day with a run at the fitness center (even on vacation, my body just doesn't seem to know how to sleep in). I ordered room service breakfast knowing it would be pricey but didn't imagine that my $15 breakfast plate would turn in to $26 with deliver feed and 21% gratuity added to it. Yikes! Oh well, lesson learned. I then headed to the pool where I planted myself in the Adults only pool area on a lounger, partially shaded, with brownies, and a good book. For nearly 3 hours I alternated between reading, sipping my virgin pina colada, and floating in the river. I discovered the lazy river without a tube is nice too. By 1:30pm I was headed to the Spa Django for my body scrub, body mask, and massage. That was a glorious 90 minutes. I liked it so much, I decided to book another massage (minus scrub) for the next day.
Dinner was at another restaurant. Here are the obligatory food pictures.
|lime and garlic shrimp tacos|
|fried avocado on queso|
That evening I walked around the property and roasted s'mores by the fire pit.
I ended my day reading once again and enjoying a coconut face mask.
|no really, I did like it, although the pic would imply otherwise|
Tuesday was my last day. Check out from the hotel was at 11:00am. I devised the perfect plan.
I started with a hike to McKinney Falls State Park. After going almost a mile in the wrong direction from the Lost Pines Resort, I find the actual trail head. It ran along the Colorado River. I never made it to the falls, never intended to, just wanted to spend an hour in nature.
|I think this picture shows just how stinkin hot and humid it is here in Texas already!|
After my hike I enjoyed a buffet breakfast and then packed up my stuff and dropped all my luggage in my car and checked out. THEN.... checked in to Spa Django. I now understand what a spa day is. They had their own pool. I planted myself on a lounger under an umbrella and continued my ritual of reading and dipping in the pool. Then I went inside to the eucalyptus steam room, and relaxed in the women's relaxation room reading until it was time for my massage. I opted for a therapeutic massage this time in an attempt to get rid of the trigger points that plague my shoulders and upper back. She did a good job, but some still linger. After I went back to the steam room, then had a luxurious shower with 6 jets and an overhead rain shower head. Yep, more spa days shall be in my future!
Moral of the story, sometimes you have to treat yourself. I am so glad I am comfortable in my own skin, and not afraid to go off on adventures by myself. Myself is great company!