Petronas Towers just after sunset.
My final day in Kuala Lumpur was very low-key. After another crazy good breakfast at the Ritz (this time I had some Malaysian rice noodle dish with eggs), I gave myself--body, mind, and soul--to the Spa Village at the Ritz-Carlton. I began with a massage in the traditional Malaysian technique. The strokes were long, the pressure firm, and I reached a point of total relaxation. This is the first time I've had that type of massage and I would absolutely do it again. After an hour of that, my facial began. I almost fell asleep during that! The experience ended with tea and as I sipped it I wondered if anyone would find me if I just hid there... After the spa, Kelly and I headed over to the Petronas Towers (recognizable from the movie "Entrapment") for a little shopping and an up-close look at one of the city's icons. It was a nice way to end the trip and while I'm not totally blown away by KL, it was a nice diversion from this little thing we call deployment. It was so nice to be out with another mom, talking about how we really feel about being away from home, but it still doesn't beat being there. I miss you guys!!!