Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Trip to the Spa Starts My New Year

The Crossings Wellness Spa...just what I needed!

Cooking, cleaning, shopping, presents, wrapping, more cleaning, parties, errands, travel, and the to-list goes on...and on and on... Of course, we wouldn't trade it for anything, but once the new year comes along, it it time to think about unwinding from the holiday hustle bustle!
My mom had the brilliant idea of booking a visit to a spa for some much needed pampering and rejuvenation! She insisted it was just what we needed to get ready to go back to work and rebound from the holidays. Leslie, my cousin's wife visiting from California, agreed and joined us for a fabulous day at The Crossings overlooking Lake Austin.
The day couldn't have been more beautiful...80 degrees and blues skies. I must confess that the thought of putting a swimsuit on in January was a bit scary. I threw in some cover-up options and decided to enjoy the day and ignore the holiday "5" that I had least for just the day!
Lying in the warm Texas sun was healing therapy all by itself! We had an organic lunch out on the deck (in our plush robes!) and shared our treatment stories with one another. I don't think any of us were quite use to that much "zen" in our lives. We had to chuckle at all the references to "positive" and "negative" energy! We were certainly feeling very positive at that point, but had to attribute it to all the pampering and time away from the real world...not the way we crossed our ankles!
It is just amazing what a few botanical facials and massages can do to restore the soul and slow your pace down! We were simply "glowing" on the way home and couldn't help but plan our next trip to The Crossings!

Mom and Leslie anticipating their facials!

Something about wearing a robe to lunch is very pampering!

The weather couldn't have been more perfect! I enjoyed a swim in their infinity edge pool.

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