Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Jet setting

Hello from Macau! I'm sitting in the waiting lounge of Heli Express waiting for our helicopter ride back to Hong Kong. Big D and I took a whirlwind trip to Macau last night. Macau is Asia's answer to Las Vegas. We had his/hers massages last night, dinner at midnight at the Westin resort, a lovely buffet breakfast and then his/hers facials this morning. Now we're back at the heliport, waiting to get back to the kids. We're sooooooo relaxed.

The only sad thing is that we didn't have more time to spend here. We had a lovely ocean view room with a private veranda. The spa was awesome and the work out facilities looked really nice as I hustled past them on our way to check out. This would be a nice place to take a family vacation - there's a nice looking kids' club at the resort. It's a bit far from Chicago, however (but Sandra, if you all have time, it's probably not too far from Seoul!)

Well, time to go finish drinking my cappacino and eating the homemade Portuguese pizza. They also have pastries, sodas, ice cream and actual fresh cooked meals - all for the price of the helicopter ticket. Granted, the helicopter is quite a bit more expensive than the hydroplane or the ferry but takes only 15 minutes. The boats take 1 or 2 hours, respectively. This was totally worth it (and Big D, as usual, got an awesome deal by getting a heli/spa package that essentially got us 1/2 off the cost of the helicopter). I feel like a princess. Albeit a relatively old and slightly wrinkled (but very relaxed)one.


Sandra said...

You're feeling relaxed right before a helicopter ride? Is there Xanax in that capuccino? I'm glad you're having fun, but personally I'd rather swim back than take a helicopter! Have fun.

cmhl said...

ohhhhhhhhh, that sounds wonderful. how fun. are you taking lots of pictures?? do you speak any japanese?

have a GREAT time.. don't even THINK about work, believe me. hahah.

landismom said...

Wow, I'm drooling at your food descriptions. Although I agree with Sandra, a helicopter wouldn't be my first choice.

I am a Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"... said...

Oh, my, one of my dearest friends in the world lives in Macau! She's in the US on a visit while you are there!