This past weekend, with absolutely incredible weather on our side, we set a new record for attendance at the spa, and yet walking through the building and around the grounds, you would hardly know that so many people were enjoying the therapeutic benefits of a weekend at Ste. Anne's. I must say, for the first weekend in May, the conditions were beyond exceptional. I can't remember ever having had the pool open and up to temperature this early, the grass cut, and plants flowering in the gardens, dining on the front patio. I'm really not qualified to say that this is a product of global warming, but whatever it is, I sure am liking it. Al Gore, on the other hand, has made a name for himself recently on the subject of climate change. I would encourage you to take the time to watch his documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, playing now on the movie network. Al is very effective at making his point, and certainly gives us lots to think about. When you've worn yourself out trying to come up with your contribution to solving the global climate crisis, come join us for a little unusually warm weather and some R&R. I don't think we've ever had a better team assembled and ready to receive our guests. The spa therapists, the kitchen and dining room staff, the guest services, housekeeping, and gardening staff are all working incredibly well together to make a visit to Ste. Anne's more memorable than ever. I had a massage last week with one of my all time favourite therapists, and what a difference it made to my week. Two weeks ago, Canada AM did a little segment on the increasing popularity of spa vacations as a very efficient method of relaxing. Packing a great big suitcase to be put through the stress of border crossing and getting on a plane to spend a week basking in the sun just isn't making sense any more. So leave your cares behind and take some time for yourself - we're ready for you! Mother's day is coming up - don't forget about mom - bring her to the spa, or buy her a gift certificate - she deserves it.