A Marriott, Bread and Heaven

“Man, I can’t wait to take a shower after being in Moab…” I repeated it over and over again while we stood in the lobby and bar of the Marriott, Vail Village. I was standing there in shoes I had worn all week, without showering, in clothes that had been in the river with me holding a plastic bag full of clean things that I had refused to let mingle with the things that had travelled with me to Moab. I wanted to make sure both the employees and the other guests of this hotel thought that I belonged and that I hadn’t wandered in for spare change, because let’s face it, that’s what we looked like. After the most glorious shower I have ever taken that included shampooing my hair 4 times and scrubbing my feet, I was able to put on lotion, clean clothes and use a mirror! It was luxurious! No offense to Moab, but this was the best decision my brother and I have collectively ever made. “What do you want to eat?” Kris asked me. As a natural-born concierge, it was her favorite to find new restaurants and things to do. “Bread,” that’s all I could think about. Bread, my favorite food, besides maybe caprese. I had been craving it all week! So, we met in the lobby and took the short walk to Vail Village. I was amazed to find out that we weren’t in Colorado; we were either in a Swiss Mountain Village or Disneyland. The walking boulevards were strewn with people finishing up their meals, and the sights were amazing. Lights, artificial ones at that lit the paths and all the charming open-air restaurants had delicious smells and sights coming from them. We ate Italian and it was delicous. The bread, the wine, the fact I could wash my hands first… all perfection. It was a little slice of heaven. And the rest of heaven appeared in a King bed with Egyptian Cotton sheets and the A/C spiked so high I needed the comforter..

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