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July 20, 2010

Indian Springs Fever!

My sister-in-law and I share the same birthday (July 8th) and we usually end up having a joint birthday party of sorts, but this year we ended up doing our own things. So, my mom decided to take us both to Calistoga for a post-birthday ladies' retreat. We spent the day at Indian Springs Resort & Spa in Calistoga, which has been in operation since 1862. We started the day off with a relaxing volcanic ash mudbath, followed by a soak in mineral water and finally a cool down wrapped in blankets with slices of cold cucumber placed over our eyes. Then, we each enjoyed a 25-minute massage - hello, amazing! Finally, we headed out to the Olympic-sized mineral pool, which is heated by the nearby geysers, were we lounged for a couple hours - reading magazines, soaking in the pool and eating snacks. All-in-all it was an amazingly relaxing day - just what I needed. I took a couple photos of our day, here they are:

{the outdoor waiting area at the spa}

{mom & Lisa enjoying some refreshing cucumber water}

{the resort grounds feature a bocce ball court, croquet , shuffle board, giant checkers and more}

{the entrance to the Mission Revival-style pool, built in 1913}

{the Olympic-sized mineral pool is a comfortable 92 degrees - like a giant, relaxing bath}

{the obligatory self portrait - poolside}


Anne Keane said...

this looks like such a fun place! cute swimsuit!

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite places of ALL TIME!

I love going in the winter when it's cold. Way less people by the pool and the water feels even more amazing when there is steam coming off it.


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