Friday, September 5, 2008


I'm back from our vacation. It was awesome. And I still have 3 days off of work! Like I said, we went to the Equinox Spa - which had just gone under a huge renovation. The property itself was pretty awesome. But - the things to do were great too. I availed myself of all of the spa services they would allow for a pregnant woman - each day I did something different. First day, a Mother Earth Wrap, next day a pedicure, and right before we left, a pregnancy massage. And it was an AWESOME massage. They had this preggo pillow, that let you lay on your belly.... heaven. Although I will admit my boobs hurt after a while... but she really massaged me. The lady I go to here is pretty gentle (which has it's own good bits).

The first day I mostly hung around. In the morning, we went into town and I found the town yarn store and poked around in there for a while. And then got some books at the bookstore. And then got my wrap.... awesome.

But the second day?! We decided to go on a Hawk Walk. The have the British School of Falconry at the spa - and it sounds sort of lame when you read about it: 'During this session, guests free fly Harris hawks along The Equinox' scenic trails. Guests are required to have taken a lesson prior to participating in a Hawk Walk. ". I was like... OK, I'll go. I'm SO glad I went! I can't really describe how cool it was. Maybe pictures will help (and you can all notice my OBVIOUSLY pregnant belly, thank you very much)

Do I look like I'm having fun?

And here is Haggis (that was my hawk's name) practicing landing on my arm.

Too freaking cool.

Now I'm home, and have a few more days to relax before I get back to work. Hurrah.


emily said...

wow! it looks beautiful there... how i miss green grass and rolling hills. glad you had a good time! falconry is big here among the men, so it's doubtful i'll partake, but maybe someday back home. :)

bleu said...

That looks soooo AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How cool is that to have as an offering!!

So glad you had a great time. I love the smile on your face!!

Jen said...

Fabulous pictures! It sounds like so much fun!

Mina's Mom said...

I'm glad you had fun. I am so scared of birds that I think I'm going to have nightmares from your pictures!

Oh, and you DO look pregnant. I got comments on not looking pregnant or not very far along up until my due date. People are dumb.

Jen said...

You sure do look like you're having fun. That is quite the bird! Sounds like a wonderful week off.

Beautiful Mess said...

Oh so much fun! *green with envy* Glad you had a great time! How cool that you got to hold that amazing creature!

Vikki a.k.a "V" said...

Oooh, I love spa treatments!

Geohde said...

You're looking just lovely Mz Cece,


Malloryn said...

Wow, that looks amazing! It must have been so cool to interact with that hawk. You're looking great btw, and pregnant. :)

Christy said...

How fun! You always take the best trips. I'm so jealous!