The DDs and I and a wonderful, relaxing afternoon at the spa with an overnight stay at their resort. It was almost perfect.
A glitch in scheduling did upset me a bit, but with being tranquil and all I just let it go. I'm wondering if you would have said anything or if scheduling glitches like this is normal . . .
When I made the appointments I was told that we would have our massages and facials separately, in private rooms, but done at the same time so that we would meet up together for our mani-pedis.
(There is a wonderful tranquility waiting room (TR), so even the waiting was relaxing.)
We were all called in together for our first treatment -- DD#1 and I had massages while DD#2 had her facial. We met back in the TR for about 10 minutes then DD#2 was called for her massage and I was called for my facial.
I figured that DD#1 would be called in for her facial within a few minutes. It turned out that she needed to wait for an hour . . . which she actually didn't mind because she took a nice nap in the TR (she was told that it would be an hour wait.)
After my facial, back in the TR, DD#1 was called in for her facial. Then DD#2 was called in for her mani-pedi. I waited about 15-20 minutes (again, waiting in the TR was sooo relaxing, I didn't mind the wait at all) before I was called in for my mani-pedi.
DD#2 was getting a pedicure and I was directed to the manicure station, so we really couldn't chit-chat together . . . plus DD#1 was nowhere in sight (probably more than 1/2 way through her facial at this time.)
During my wonderful manicure, I noticed the manicurist at the next table over was almost done with her client and thought "Great! DD#1 should be done with her facial by now and she'll be next."
But no. Apparently there was a walk-in nail emergency (I should probably mention that there were only 3 nail techs on duty) so DD#1 was kept waiting for an addition 30+ minutes.
I was almost done with my pedi before DD#1 was brought in for her mani-pedi (1 hour treatment each.) DD#2 had already gone back to the TR.
In the end, we missed the swimming/hot tub (we were waiting for DD#1 to get finished, I didn't think it was right for DD#2 and I to enjoy that without DD#1.) Add into the fact that once DD#1 was done, she wanted a cup of tea and wanted to relax (without feeling rushed) in the TR to finish up her day, which I found absolutely no fault with. Why rush her? DD#2 and I had already showered, but we were still dressed in our comfy robes.
Tranquility ascended. Soooo relaxing. I didn't say anything about the scheduling, but I was a bit miffed.
It was already after 8:00 p.m. We were supposed to be done and out by 6:30 -- go to the hotel, get gussied up for a nice dinner out, the DDs wanted to work-out in the gym (fitness center closed at 10:00) . . . plus everybody was pretty much starving at this point.
So, we ordered room service and watched a movie.
All in all a wonderful experience, except for the scheduling including the fact that we weren't all together for our mani-pedi's . . . you know for bonding time.
When the emergency nail thing came up I wanted to say something like "excuse me? Isn't my daughter next?" but didn't know how to say that without sounding like an SS ("I'm spending a lot of money here, take care of us first!") . . . would it be worth it to complain after the fact?
What would you have done? What would you do now?