The JA and I took a mini-vacation earlier this week to Rocky Gap Resort & Spa. If you don’t want to read the whole post for some reason, here’s the gist:
I felt a bit like I was in ‘Dirty Dancing.’ The resort has an account system for each room and were able to charge everything to that. While booking the trip, we arranged to get Back, Neck & Shoulder massages at the Spa in addition to prepaid vouchers for one breakfast and one dinner during our stay.
The first day of our trip, we settled into the room and then went out exploring. After our excursion to Rockburn Branch Park, we knew we wanted to do some hiking. Hike we did – 5 miles on the Lakeside Loop trail.
I’m not going to sugar coat it, at times, it was rough. We made it through with good conversation and a bit of humor. When we finally returned to the resort, we quickly washed up and headed out to dinner outside – finishing the night with toasted marshmallows and some wine by the lake.
The second day, we woke up at a decent hour for being on vacation and went to the dining room for breakfast. Nothing special to report there. Since there was little time before our massages, we headed straight to the Spa for our individual massages. In the week prior, I slept wrong and formed a crick in my neck. Let me tell you, it was worked out and then some. The icing on the cake was a warm towel placed on my back at the end. Heaven.
The rest of the day was spent lounging outside and paddle boating around the lake. Another sneaky workout but, boy, paddle boating isn’t easy! (At least, not the way we were movin’!) By dinnertime, we were famished. Good thing we had those vouchers! Our three course meal left us more than fully satisfied.
Now, I’m no food blogger, so the only photo I took was of our appetizers: Crab and Avocado Brioche and Jumbo Gulf Shrimp. Second course was a shared Pear and Gorgonzola Salad. Main course was a New York strip steak with a small crab cake for him and a filet mignon topped with jumbo lump crab for me. As sides, we both got the mashed potatoes and sautéed veggies. The dessert was shared (thankfully!) – we got the cheesecake. Each course was well prepared, excellently timed and, most importantly, delicious!
That was it! We were blessed with gorgeous weather, a faulty internet connection and time away from Baltimore – exactly what we both needed 🙂
Now it’s back to the grind. I’ve got an event to coordinate, a co-worker’s last day, and a bridal weekend for which to prepare!