But I'm here now, with a boatload of pictures!
Let's start with the most exciting one (kidding), breakfast on Sunday.
|2 Barbara's Bakery shredded wheat biscuits, hazlenuts, bananas, cinnamon, erythritol|
As soon as I finished breakfast I went to the gym for Patty's step class, then ate a Babybel light cheese wheel as I headed on to my mom's house where we all gathered to carpool up to Bedford Springs!
The scenery is very nice along the way as you travel through the mountains of western Maryland, then western Pennsylvania.
|Crappy through-the-window shot of Seidling Hill|
|My turkey whole wheat mayo sandwich packed for me by my Mommy|
|My 2 clementine snack, on the counter in the lobby|
|The snackbar, my namesake|
At 1:30 we headed to the spa. Bedford Springs does, actually, have springs, and they pipe the water into the spa for the baths and the treatments. We spent some time doing the routine they recommend, which includes body scrub, hot tubs and cold plunge pools and steam rooms.
Once we finished all the preparatory steps, we went into the relaxation room. I was STARVING by this point, but the cups they provided were too small to hold the strawberries! It wasn't until later that I noticed there were plates too :-(
|My pre-massage snack|
Then we were all called back for our massages/treatments.
Once I returned to the relaxation room I found some protein.
|Trail mix snack|
|Pre-dinner snack (told you I was hungry!)|
|My heels made me taller than Kathleen!|
|Greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, brussels sprouts, house-smoked salmon, 3 bites of local cheeses with vinegarette dressing. The little martini glass had DELICIOUS (and not creamy) crab salad. Plus a diet coke to keep me awake.|
|My champagne (I had 2 glasses I think?)|
Then I went back up for dinner.
|Another glass of crab salad, some steamed (and unfortunately buttered) veggies, 1 shrimp picked out of a pasta dish, beef tenderloin with mushrooms, pork loin with cabbage|
Then Krista had me try a tiny bit of the frosting from her cupcake so that I could confirm it was really weird. It was. Also not sweet at all, and it felt like clotted cream in my mouth...greasy and slippery. Blech.