Despite the 4+ hour drive, there was some good times and humor to be had.
As I've mentioned
I wasn't fast enough getting the camera out to get them dipping across the freeway...
Advantage of being the team mom that called and made the block of reservations? The gift basket left in our room! Nice! Fruit, crackers, cheese & chocolate. They'll get my business again.
(another missed picture)
Speaking of which, this was a return trip to this hotel for us, as we stayed there last year for a tournament. They did a little upgrading since then - of the shower heads. They are now rotate a fine spray of water (with zero pressure). Boy: "This is the coolest shower head ever!" Me: "This shower head sucks! It was clearly designed by a man. A bald man. No one with a full head of hair would design such a thing!" It took a little bit of time, standing on my toes, moving my head in circles to catch the spray, to get the shampoo and conditioner rinsed from my long, thick head of hair.
You didn't actually think I was in the video, did you? Geez!
I mentioned the warm water, right? Sooooo nice. I got to wear shorts AND a tank top. And was still hot. I love, love, love it! (My friend doesn't read my blog, and I didn't get her permission to throw her face in here, so you get Ms. Smiley, instead.)
Grabbing some quick dinner with Hubs and another mom, we found a Mexican restaurant and ordered margaritas. I'm a bit of a margarita snob, and there was something decidedly different with the color. We then spent ten hilarious minutes discussing what color they actually were. (The picture REALLY doesn't do it justice - look at the one towards the back, that's the closest to reality, but still not what we saw.) There was a distinctive blue tint that just seemed odd. Were they seafoam green? aqua? mint? Still not sure, but one thing we could agree on - they were NOT margarita green. And a bit too sweet for my
I don't even know why I posted the pic, you can't see the blue that we saw. Trust me, eh?
I worked out in a fishbowl! Not really, but the hotel workout room is tiny - it contains two treadmills, one elliptical, one bike and a water cooler. The walls are clear glass looking out into the indoor pool area. Or, as my husband said, it creates a fishbowl so that everyone can see you sweat. Thank goodness it was only 10 year old girls in the pool at that time!
I really tried to stop and enjoy the moments, even though it was a bit of a whirlwind weekend. We saw deer wading through chest deep wheat fields, snow still on our mountain pass due to the cool spring, waterfalls created by the melting snow and foals and calves playing in fields. We took time between games to sit in the courtyard with a cool drink and just enjoy the warm weather. One of the fields they played on was in an incredible little setting. Beyond the field was a small river, and just up from the river was this great house perched at the base of a hill in this little valley. I told Hubs I could live there if the nearest decent store wasn't hundreds of miles away. But then maybe I wouldn't need much living out there.
With the exception of the trees, everything green in this picture will be brown by mid-July. It's been a wet spring. Even the river was still running high.
Summer brings baseball, sunshine, good times and a level of peace that I thoroughly love! ♥♥♥ And it's simply more fun with all the little quirks thrown in.