Friday, January 18, 2019

Reno Trip Part 1

I'm so tired I'm blogging laying down on my bed. I keep meaning to write some stuff but then I give up and just go lay down and veg out until I fall asleep.

I think I remember why I fell off the wagon of my diet last time. I spend all time after work cooking and washing dishes. I just had to go out to the unattached garage in the rain to change the laundry over because there are no f*cking clean towels. It feels like I just washed a ton of towels. Where did they go? I'm about to just hide a couple for myself so at least "I" have a clean towel and everyone else can figure out out for themselves.

So ahem. I am backlogged on blogging because I am kind of an in order type of girl and need to blog about our weekend away! We went to Reno on January 5th. My friend had tickets for a free weekend at the Peppermill they weren't going to be able to use and I jokingly said well heck I'll use them! Then she talked to her husband and the next thing I knew he had put them in my name and um it was for the NEXT NIGHT. Scott and I hemmed and hawed about it a bit since there was some snow in the forecast but it looked like there was a good enough window that we would be able to make it back.

Of course the Thursday night I decided to have a full on cold. Snot, coughing etc. I stayed home on Friday and washed all our clothes (even clothes that weren't mine, and no one thanked me either, see if I do that again), took cold meds and waited for Scott to get home. When he got home we went by my friends to get the paper with the info, stopped to get CHAINS, just in case you know, and some better cold meds. Also I bought the most disgusting cough drops ever made.

We went through the drive thru at Wendy's and got a grilled chicken sandwich and a side salad and of course a diet coke and then we were on our way!

When we got to Reno it was COLD. We got all checked in with our $200 free food and $300 spa credit woohoo.  The room was nice with a big fancy tub that I never ended up taking a bath in lol.

After we got in the room I remembered I left my Kindle in the car so I had to go all the way back out to the car (parked on the 5th floor in the garage). When I was walking back there was a girl with a thin tube top and skirt with heels walking in too. I'm not sure how she wasn't just one big Popsicle. Brr. 
Since I was going to the car I took $5 with me and played a few slots on the way back (I'm cheap and find the cheap penny machines). When I got back Scott wanted to get something to eat. I wasn't all that hungry so I hemmed and hawed at the menu. I didn't want to mess up my diet already! I finally decided on some jumbo prawns which were expensive but hey we had free food lol. Scott got a full plate of huevos rancheros for the same price.

After eating we went to bed and I slept off and on between coughing. Saturday morning we got to sleep in until like 7 am when we were wide awake lol and then went to breakfast/brunch.

Still keeping it in my calorie range (didn't eat all that bacon, just 2)

When I was checking in the guy asked "do you want a mountain view or a pool view?" I said which ever you think is nicer. He gave me the pool view.

unfortunately it was empty lol

It started to get super windy on Saturday

We heard a crash and saw this trash can had blown over. There were white caps in the pool!

Good thing we didn't have to go outside! We had a 3:30 appointment at the spa. Since we were late making an appointment all they had available was a 25 minute Swedish massage. We both got booked for one but not "together", just at the same time. 

When we got there they called me in and took me into the locker room where they gave me a locker and a robe (ack I have to undress here???). Also some flip flops. After a bit the girl came back for me and took me up to this room where everyone was laying on chaise lounges. A bunch of them appeared to be sleeping but I don't know how anyone could sleep in a place with other random strangers. Unless maybe they were there all day and had already had a massage. 

Eventually the masseuse came and got me and I had a very nice relaxing massage. Afterwards she told me I should sit in the "salt room" since it would help my sinuses. I sat in there for like 3 minutes. No phone, no book, nothing to read, no tv. I guess I'm not good at just sitting lol. Also I was worried Scott would be stressing out if he was finished and I wasn't there yet.  I eventually figured out how to get out of the place. Got dressed in front of strangers and then went out to settle up the bill. $189, charge it to the room hahahaha.  I wasn't sitting long before Scott came out feeling like a hundred bucks. He was like "we should do that more often!" Yep, next time we get another free weekend (not in the winter...)

After our massage I was starving so we went to find something to eat. We decided sushi would be a good choice. So many little restaurants in this place. There was a bit of a wait but we opted to sit at the "sushi bar" so we walked right in. They were kind of pushing the all you can eat sushi but it was pretty expensive (even if we weren't paying) and we were still trying to be good so we just ordered 3 rolls.  It did come with some bread too so that was the bad part of the good meal that I ate most of lol.

yummy yummy! Afterwards we did some penny machine playing (found a couple that only had like 9 lines!)  and Scott tipped the cocktail waitress when she came around so we got a few rounds of drinks until we got tipsy and tired of playing.

I couldn't hardly sleep all night, probably from too much caffeine. I was also worried about the storm that was coming in and if we were going to make it home. Scott seemed less worried when he woke up so I figured we were ok. 

We got up and went and had the brunch buffet where I tried to pick out enough food that it was worth it but I wasn't going to totally kill all my calories for the day. 

I've never really had eggs benedict so I thought I'd try one. Then I decided the bread part of it wasn't worth the calories so just ate the top part.

I went back and got some crab legs but the big ones were super salty so I didn't eat much of those either.

Went to look at desserts but nothing seemed worth it so just got more shrimp.

Buffets are really a waste when you are on a diet lol.

After breakfast we packed up and checked out. For the whole weekend it was only $54 that wasn't covered (tips). Not too shabby! Well plus some gambling money but we just each used some of our cash we had stashed away. I MAYBE played $40 of my own money if that and I think Scott was about the same.

This is pretty long so I'll continue with our trip home in the next post (PS this took me 2 days to write since the internet went out while I was writing it lol)
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1 comment:

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

WOW all that for $54. The massage and meals would have been enough for moi.
Add some wine and that is a great night for me. I'm easy...

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