I am one lucky girl; let me start with that. One very lucky girl! This past weekend I got to spend a long weekend at a spectacular resort/spa in Tucson, Arizona. First, let me say that I’m not one of those women who goes away for spa weekends, and I’ve only been for a “girl’s weekend” twice ever. And I’m 50. Ok, I’ll say it again: I’m one very lucky girl.
First, I am lucky that I can do this kind of thing. I know that this is not true for plenty of other woman, and I’m grateful for it. I’m lucky that I have really wonderful friends that I love spending time with. We laughed constantly; we chilled. Hard not to chill when you’re surrounded by the gorgeous Tucson desert, all in bloom. I’ve always wanted to see the desert in bloom, and I really lucked out this past weekend. The saguaro (the famous, giant cacti of every cowboy movie you’ve ever seen… and it’s just fun to say cacti) were amazing, and had ginormous bouquets of flowers for crowns. The spectacular Palo Verde trees were a stunning contrast to the red-brown desert and mountains. And then, everything else seemed to be blooming. Flowers everywhere.
To say that the Indigo Poultice massage (with sage, lemon verbena, orange blossom) and the Spring Renewal Facial were sublime would be rubbing it in. (See what I did there?) A 200′ water slide is just fun on top of fabulous. To then add that the steam room; the sauna; the spa pool with the incredibly peaceful cabanas and drinks delivered upon sweating; the lounge chairs in the infinity pool— looking out at the desert, or the fantastic sunshine… were all beyond heaven, would be borderline gloating. End all of that with some of the best Mexican food I’ve ever had, and… well, I’m just one lucky girl.
But let me tell you, as great as all of that was, and it was… the humor and laughter, the time with one of my dearest friends, would have been enough. It really would have. All that other stuff… was damned good icing, on top of a fantastic cake. What a cake! And that part, is not luck. Like a marriage, good friendships take a lot of work. There’s give and take, compassion, listening, and being there. Being there. When you have it, it’s worth holding on to, and working to keep strong. For that, I’m not lucky… I’m very grateful.
As for the humor, here is the top 10 list of things said. No details, just some soundbites. What happens in Tucson, stays in Tucson.
10. “This is a pleasure trip, not a health trip.”
9. “Grind baby, grind!”
8. “I’m hunting, looking for a come-up; this is fucking awesome!”
7. “Are you wet? Or just hot?”
6. “Is he good?”
5. “Wow, that’s a lot of tongue!”
4. “I’m totally in love! I mean I love that glow.”
3. “All you had to do was cover me with oil.”
2. “Harder, deeper… please.” “
1. “Do I take everything off?”
That’s what she said.
Been to the desert? Love to get away with your friends? Or, just desperately need it? Share your thoughts. Comment, Share, Like, Follow. Not necessarily in that order.