Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring Skiing in Tahoe

I hadn't been to Tahoe since we went last year with friends 
(and it was ELEVEN years since I had skied before then!)... 

and guess what?!...

I went skiing last week, and I did a black diamond run! 

It was exhilarating and terrifying all in one. 
And, a very proud accomplishment for this novice skier! 

Let me back up a bit... 
last week, our entire HR department went up to Tahoe for a work offsite. 
It was a quick trip.
We drove up on Wednesday and came back Friday afternoon. 

It was great to get out of the office with the team for a couple of days. 

And, thankfully we didn't do any of those cheesy "trust fall"-type team building activities... 
we did ski, dance, gamble and laugh together! 
(Not that I thought we would do any of that cheesy stuff... our team just isn't like that.)

The weather definitely felt more like Spring Break than a ski trip! 
By lunchtime, my ski coat (that I got at Rummage Sale) was off,
 and I was just wearing a fleece and tank top.

After lunch, we sat in the sun and I peeled off another layer and just sat it my tank top. 
I usually run cold, so for me to be sitting there in a tank top - you know it was warm! 

I just love Spring Skiing!

After a day of skiing, we had a big team dinner at Stateline Brewery...

Then we went to an Irish Pub across the street... 

and had a lot of fun dancing and being silly and winning raffle prizes from the bar.

Then those of us that felt lucky spent some time at the casino. 
I love playing blackjack and ended up leaving richer than when I started playing - cha-ching!
Such, such a fun trip.

(And, now I want to get a season pass for next year! Eek!)

Just one last selfie in my pretty new ski coat...


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