Friday, June 6, 2008

Carefree Resort & Spa

Our destination today was the Carefree Resort & Spa. We started the morning with breakfast with Kalen at La Grande Orange. Then took 101 North to Pima Road and further north to Carefree. The day started with a 4.5 mile walk through the neighborhood. It was a tough one as there were (surprisingly) a lot of hills. We took a water break in downtown Carefree, which is where the World's Largest Sundial is located.

A plaque on the dial reads:
"Solar engineer John Yellot and architect Joe Wong designed the sundial for K.T. Palmer in 1959. It stretches 62 feet and points to the North Star. Solar local time is 27.7 minutes behind Mountain Standard Time and the hour markers are adjusted to compensate. The town of Carefree added copper cladding in 1990."

On our return to the resort, stopped for lunch on the patio. We had wonderful Nicoise salads and two glasses of fresh lemonade. After enjoying the meal, we changed into our swimsuits and went to the pool. The water was and so refreshing! We were a little anxious about the time, so we returned to the spa to wait for our massages. What a delight! If you have never had an 80 minute massage, do so. It is delightful.

G selected the C a r e f r e e M a s s a g e - A light to medium pressure massage designed to
heighten senses, allow complete relaxation, and stress relief. It worked!

I selected the T h e r a p e u t i c M a s s a g e - This deep pressure area specific massage focuses
on relieving pain, stiffness, and muscle soreness caused by injury or overuse. It helps to promote an overall sense of well being while improving posture and body awareness. (I now have an overall sense of well being!)

We returned home to change and meet Kalen for dinner in Scottsdale.

All in all, a great day. We were sound asleep by 8:30 PM. This is truly exhausting work.

1 comment:

Ginan said...

It was a great day and a lot of fun! Ginan