Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Fall Soak...

After doing massages recently in McKenzie Bridge, Oregon,
I stopped at a couple of lakes for a walk in the Fall sunshine,
then headed to
for an early evening soak before driving home.

Belknap has two mineral pools,
a Lodge for overnight guests
as well as cabins and camping options
and a lovely garden walk
(photos to be added in a future post).

The lobby was
dressed for the holiday...

...and the grounds still awash with
summer's last blooms.


Drunk with minerals, sunshine,

lake and river views,

skyhigh Doug Firs against the deepening blue skies,

the sunset glow and the entire body soaked in hot water.


~Pool facilities are $7 per hour or $12 per day per person.
Hours are from 9am to 9pm Sun-Thurs.
9am to 10pm Fri/Sat.
Bathing suits required.~
(Mineral Springs content: Lithium, potassium, sodium, rubidium, cesium, fluorine, chloride, bromide,
iodine, antimony, copper, mercury, bromine, lead, arsenic, magnesium, calcium, strontium,
barium, manganese, iron, phosphate, silicon dioxide, sulfate, carbonate, bicarbonate!)


annechovie said...

Looks very restful and invigorating. Have a great weekend!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Thanks Anne~ And the very same to you!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Kirsten! What a relaxing environment! You have a great past time here....visiting and traveling and blogging about your adventures? WOW...I love that pond of tranquil water. Thank you for the massage!!! And merci mille fois for coming to my fireside; aren't we all just seeking some relaxation for our minds and bods? Thanks for your lovely comments! Anita

Ingrid Mida said...

Oh I could use a little spa action!! Just thinking about it makes me relax a little.

DolceDreams said...

Simply divine! Nothing like hot springs...

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Anita~ Thanks for your kindness. The pool shot makes me want to go back! Can't wait for your next entry!

Ingrid~ I know what you mean. I've always wanted to do a tour of as many spas as I can handle. Thanks for stopping in.

Nathalie~ Glad you came by!

Relyn said...

Oh, yeah! You're by our heart's home. OH, we still miss Oregon.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Relyn~ Please let me know when you're coming through again!