There were endless opportunities for fun and relaxation at Three Forks, but let’s not forget the most important part of any vacation: THE FOOD. I require three squares and a few snacks or else I’m hell on wheels.
The Coach and I had one of their new suites that wasn’t actually IN the lodge; it was a bit of an easy walk to the lodge BUT they were doing a lot of landscape work at the time and everything was messy. So we would ring down to the lodge and someone would pick us up within a few minutes in this little electric fully enclosed car and bring us to the lodge anytime we wanted. I loved that GEM so much, thinking of adding it to my shopping list. In the morning, I like to take my time preparing for the day, you know, linger. We had a fancy scmancy coffee machine and a fridge that contained our special creamers; oat for me, almond for him. But the best thing happened each morning: around 6:30 am we had a special delivery of fresh fruit and fresh croissants delivered onto our kitchenette counter via a little secret door. I KNOW. I need this in my life 365. It was like Santa himself made these stealth deliveries. Apparently I need breakfast while I prepare myself for breakfast.
Am I really this high maintenance now? Don’t answer.
After dinner each night, you were able to choose your meal for the next night. I KNOW. I wish I had this luxury at home. (Left was my choices for a meal, right was my actual menu when I sat down for another meal)
I had beef three times during this trip. My cholesterol wasn’t happy with me, but my stomach was. BTW: The egg yolk ravioli didn’t sound that great, but it was ahhhhmazing.
The kids were super excited for a mountain biking tour. Look at those tires! Wait, even more so LOOK AT THOSE HILLS. Fear not, the bikes did have some electric assistance for us flat land loving Floridans.
GAMES & THE POOL OF POOLS
One afternoon we had a little free time between breakfast and lunch, so we had a little Corn Hole Competition. Look at the views around us. You want an IPA while you talk crap and toss around a bean bag? Sure thing, chicken wing.
By the way if you ordered a cocktail or any beverage with alcohol during the daytime, they always clarified what activities you had later on….making sure no one had a few beers and then headed to the rifle range or axe throwing.
The Biggest Baptism
Since our last visit, Three Forks has added in a huge addition that included a second eating/bar area, another Gym, more spa space, a regular indoor pool and The Pool Of Pools: A Hydrotherapy Spa Experience. I’d never experienced something like this before.
There are numerous places around this warm pool where you can experience different types of massage. Here is a video of Linds and Nathan; they were supposed to have a ‘neck massage’ but it looks like they wanted to bore holes into their skulls.
I almost forgot one of my favorite things that I did was A Guided Mediation. I’ve never been able to quiet my brain for any amount of time but it turns out, I just need to be GUIDED by an actual human.
Linds and Halie enjoyed a nice horseback ride with a small group of people. I think I was getting something rubbed at this time.
A massage. People, I was having a massage!
Our visit to Three Forks was an amazing opportunity for lots of laughter, relaxation, adventure and all around together time which we all know is a precious commodity.
I started a final post titled: Please, Let Us Get Home about our departure from Colorado and how we loathe United Airlines. I decided not to share since it’s all negative, but needless to say I’d rather give birth to human triplets before I ever give United money again. We didn’t feel united one bit as they stranded us with no caring involved and it took an
act of God lots of money to get home even one day late.
Did you feel like you were with us for all of this trip? That explains why I was getting kicked in my sleep that one night…
Raise your hands if you have travel plans this summer! I hope everyone is getting back on the travel wagon and enjoying their lives.