For Mother's Day weekend I headed outta town on the long drive south for what my Mom and I have made into somewhat of a tradition:
Treating each other to a day at Bonneville Hot Springs Resort!
The first time we went, I surprised her with the appointment and trip and everything... which of course got her hooked so we have gone for 3 years in a row.
It has become somewhat of a special pilgrimage due to a near death experience we had on our way to the resort last year involving Cape Horn lookout, a slick road and an oncoming logging truck. It is thanks to my Mom's quick reflexes at the wheel that sent us into the blackberry bushes INSTEAD of over the cliff.
So now, Mother's Day weekend has become a celebration of not just my Mom in my life and the wonderful relationship that we have - but also the celebration of still being alive together--- period!
Sounds like a pretty good excuse for an annual spa treatment to me!