Did I ever need Pamper Sunday. Last week was one of those weeks that wouldn’t stop. Saturday I spent the morning cleaning out the basement. By noon, I was covered in grime but had the basement sorted into trash and charity with the Christmas decorations finally put away. Mission accomplished!
A good friend and I had long planned for a girl’s day at the spa at the Greenbrier. As I stood there in the basement covered in yuck, all I could think about was my long-awaited day at the spa. The Greenbrier is located in an area rich with mineral springs and is famous for its spa as well as the bunker. A short drive this morning and I was looking at the great white hotel decorated by Dorothy Draper and Carlton Varney. After a wonderful lunch at Drapers in the hotel, we headed to the spa.
Note about Drapers. It is wonderful. Famous for its sweet southern ice tea and chicken salad, the ice cream counter will make you drool. I opted for a BLT with a delicious tomato. That is a miracle given it is the middle of winter. I passed on dessert and we headed to the spa.
The first hour of our experience was spent in the relaxation room. There I began to let the toils of the week evaporate. Next up, a sulphur bath from the springs, then followed a scotch spray that reminded me of a water massage and finally a Swedish massage. Now I was relaxed. Back to the relaxation room where I quickly found my comfort zone in a lounge chair with a soft blanket and I was in my happy place.
Despite the fact that the day was a rainy, grey, winter day, it was perfect. Time with friends and a wonderful visit to the Greenbrier. I think I’m ready to face Monday! I’m also plotting my next trip to the Greenbrier.