Several months ago some of my friends and I were getting a little cabin fever and decided we needed a girls weekend. to sleep. and get massages. and sleep.
I suggested French Lick Resort where I had been for my sister in laws bachelorette weekend years before. So we looked it up, booked it, and began dreaming of sleeping all night without being woken up 8 times by various little cries of our children.
Before our trip Philip gave me an envelope of cash labeled with what to spend it on (dinner, casino, spa). I'm a lucky woman.
The drive there encountered some construction traffic and desire for snacks, but otherwise no issues. We checked in our room and walked in to find a few treats with a card labeled "Mrs. Overall" waiting for us. My sweet husband had chocolate dipped strawberries and wine waiting for us in our room. And 75 seconds later we had devoured the strawberries and were attempting to open wine bottle (it took us a minute to figure out the cork screw)
Then we freshened up and began a tour of the hotel before our dinner reservations.
We made reservations at the hotel's steakhouse, deciding we wanted a nice dinner where we could actually chew our food, not have to get up 20 times, or help feed anyone else. The steak was delicious and we were given long stemmed roses at the end of our meal.
From there we headed to the casino where Philip had instructed me on what I should play. We started at the penny slots, because duh. The slots were my favorite because no one was watching you or pressuring you or making you feel rushed. But because he asked me to, Jordan and I tested out the roulette table. Which who knew that cashing in for "nickels" weren't really nickels, that you couldn't touch the coins, use your cell phone, or heaven forbid take a picture. I was sweating after just 2 spins because I had been reprimanded multiple times for various incidents.
|Jordan, the rebel, snuck a picture|
I did however win some money on the "Ellen show" slot machine and of course cashed out and we left shortly after.
We went to bed much earlier than most people would on a night away- but we all wanted some good sleep. And knowing we would all wake up early anyway, we made a no talking before 8am rule.
The next morning we all woke up refreshed and enjoyed laying in bed and not hitting the ground running. We went to a delicious breakfast buffet where we each got multiple plates, and drank our coffee all in one sitting. While it was hot. Pure bliss.
We had planned to go on a hike but breakfast left us feeling less than energetic so we lounged in our room for a bit, let the sun warm up the outside, then ventured out on a walk. We got to see the other part of the resort, West Baden Springs, and enjoy the brisk sunshine.
We ended our trip with the spa where we relaxed in the tranquility room, I got a facial, and we all got massages.
It was a perfect night away spent with some amazing life long friends. I love love love taking care of my family, but I also realize sometimes you need a little break. It was like a recharge to my battery and I am so grateful to have Alison and Jordan in my life. I am also beyond grateful to have a husband who spoils me and takes such good care of me in every way possible. (as in also took one for the team and let Parker cry it out while I was gone- gotta get this boy sleeping better!)
We decided this would be an annual trip and maybe next year we would stay two nights ;)