Monday, August 3, 2009

We are family--still

Blogger World, my family and I made it back in one piece; and we still love each other! The dreaded car ride wasn’t too bad. Of course, at first I thought the car ride was going to be horrible. My parents, who sat in the backseat, were loudly directing Sister #1 on how to maneuver through Hometown, USA. This was super important because it’s not like Sister #1 and I have ever lived in Hometown, USA; all of our life. And it’s not like we have ever driven to Dallas; only a dozen times! Really, it was imperative that my parents give Sister #1 directions from the backseat. But despite our rocky beginning, the rest of the road trip was perfect. The Sisters and I did not have to sit next to each other, which illuminated the touching; and I did not have any car sick flare ups. My parents decided to sit in the back with Sister #2, but don’t worry…. my dad stayed awake the entire time to make sure we didn’t get lost.

Our fancy hotel ended up being very fancy. We stayed at The Four Seasons. The pool was super nice. Also, they had these people who came around to put towels on your chair, so you didn't have to lie on the nice cushioned chairs.
BUT, my favorite part of the hotel was the gym. It was hands down the best gym! They have personal TVs (with cable) in front of all treadmills, ellipticals, and stair steppers. I ran while watching The Food Network, and then I did the elliptical while watching Monk. They also had a huge indoor pool where The Sisters and I swam multiple laps. When we were finished swimming laps they had fancy soft robs for us to wear. After we were done swimming we decided to head back to our room, while wearing our robes. Yes, The Sisters and I marched through the beautiful swanky lobby in robes and flip flops, and yes, the lobby was super busy. I’m pretty sure it was illegal with The Four Seasons but we really didn’t care. Other than that one redneck moment, we were on our best behavior at the fancy hotel.


TC said...

Haha. I love the directions from the backseat! That's great! :)

Sounds like a wonderful trip!

OK Dude said...

I went to a conference there one time with Goldman Sachs! That is a nice hotel. My friend Sherri was there last weekend too for an oil conference.

The 5 Arbuckle's said...

Glad your back safe and sound.

While on vacation I had Bill and my dad giving me directions. My first instinct was to stop. Not very smart on a 4 lane highway. It was very frustrating. I feel for your sister.

Bone said...

My Dad would was still telling me to slow down or watch out when I was 30.

I'm not sure if he stopped or if we just never ride together anymore.

Glad you had a good trip. Though I'm a little disappointed there was only one redneck moment.

Anonymous said...

It sounds amazing.

Oneday I need to share my story of ending up in the men's changing rooms at the Westing in Sydney (also very fancy, 6 star hotel). You're worried about redneck...

I literally couldn't sleep that night from embarassment.

Renee said...

I'm so glad to hear that you made it through your trip. congrats on not getting sick!