Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lake Tahoe

This past weekend we had the opportunity to hit the slopes in Lake Tahoe.  A great time was had by all, and many thanks to the Van Emsts for setting up the accommodations!  

First, a stop at Kirkwood.....

T. on top of the hill
Always encouraging to see a skull and crossbones on the sign you just passed.
Our favorite part of the day
T. enjoying the sun

Then, back at our humble abode, the shenanigans in the hot tub commenced....

And what doesn't say game night like Barrel of Monkeys? (I think that could apply to either picture!)

Then it was off to Heavenly the next day.....

Amazing views of the lake

I think we might find this on next year's brochure

Waiting for the lift
Merry X-mas from the Van Emsts 2009?

P and T on the lift

We then finished the day at The Brewery with a microbrew sampler and a plate of the sloppiest, hottest, best wings ever.  Not to mention potato skins that were as big as your head.  Photo op missed, as Peter was getting them into his mouth too fast.  Don't worry Eeps....I didn't eat too many as I was anxiously awaiting your deelish chili!  

The Washoe Wheat was one of the best I have ever had.  And I don't even like wheat beer!  
Not to mention the Bad Ass Ale.  Awesome!

And then, of course, one last round in the hot tub.....

Thanks again Van Emsts!  I think we might have to make this an annual tradition.  Until next time....

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Cabo San Lucas

I have been home for a week, and I still haven't quite bounced back. It would seem that I have the Mexican Swine flu or something, or as Peter likes to call it: a cold with a very annoying cough.   I thought I would post a few pics of the week that apparently did me in. I didn't get any pics of the ATV adventure that we did as a "team building activity." It was actually really fun to zip around on the beach, and someone (who will remain nameless) ended up rolling his bike, dislocated his shoulder, and had a lovely tour of the local hospital. It turns out he didn't need surgery, but his ego took a severe beating. There was also some amazing whale watching (which I have never seen before), some beach time, a bad round of golf on a beautiful course, too many margaritas, and a stage performance by yours truly that included a bad impression of Olivia Newton John. (see aforementioned margaritas)  

A view of the grounds at Fiesta Americana.

An all too familiar pose. 

Taking a break from the sun.

My partner in crime, Erika.  I don't know how I would survive these meetings without her.

We went out on a sunset cruise and got a glimpse of the signature landmark, El Arco, a natural stone arch at the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula. The arch marks the meeting of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez.

My friend Gail and I enjoying the cruise.

My friend Helen, who is always good for a laugh!

Then it was time for some golf at Cabo del Sol.  Beautiful course.  It's a shame I hacked my way through it.  

Having a good time driving the cart.

Taking it in.

Okay, so maybe I nailed it once or twice. 

Trace and Erika on the green.

To close the trip, a full day was spent under the palapa on the beach.  Gracias Alejandro!

Until next time.....

Monday, February 2, 2009

Plop, plop, fizz fizz.....

...oh what a relief it is!  It was a very busy meeting filled with too many powerpoint presentations, too much talking, and too many margaritas!  Cabo is a beautiful place, but I am so happy to be home!  (almost as happy as Peter is that I have no voice left!) More details about the trip to follow, but for now, I will be keeping the talking to a minimum (I know, hard to imagine) and drinking plenty of fluids!