Yes, it is one of my favorite weeks in the year ... the YaYa week! And we are Road Tripping. We are driving from Massachusetts to Alabama. Why you ask? Well, my favorite people in the world and I ask you ... "why not?"!
In our quest to make life fun, we decided to stop along the drive at the Homestead in Hot Springs VA. When I was in the hotel business, I visited ... it was probably 15 years ago at least. And I started telling Callie about it and how fun it was, families vacationing "old style". And one of my favorite memories was going to the Jefferson Pools that have been there for over 200 years and soaking in the
"healing" waters of the baths.
After an 11 hour drive on Day 1, it just seemed fitting that we begin our celebration with some bubbly!
Now Callie is an only child on this leg of the trip ... so she got to pick ... we started the day with yoga. Thankfully the class was small and we were all pretty much beginners!
Then off to the Jefferson Pools BathHouse ...
It looked just like I remembered and couldn't wait to have Callie and I put on the Rompers!
Then the note ...
I told Callie of the beautiful older black woman who gave me my romper to put on and she told me how she made all the rompers for the guests.
She is no longer there and I have to believe no one else wanted to take up that task in today's world.
I was sad not to see her and I hope she felt my love today.
The Mineral Pools have never been proven to really be healing ... but they are certainly good for the soul.
I loved thinking about all the people that have come there before us looking for something.
I hope they left happy like we did.
I truly don't think much has been done here over the years and there was a terrific loveliness in that.
Our Dressing Room ...
I love feeling history ... and I mean "feeling" history. We spent about an hour here and when we walked out there was truly a feeling of peace.
Making the World More Beautiful. One Room at a Time.