Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall into Fall

  • Tuesday morning safety meeting topic, winterizing your house
  • Piles of wood around my house and most of my neighbors yards
  • 35 degree temps in the morning
  • Beanies
  • Comfort food
  • Football
  • Oktoberfest
  • Planning out Holiday vacation time
  • Telling myself I need to get in shape for Snowboarding

In lieu of it being the first day of fall I’m going to drink my coffee and not worry about all these things until next week.

Things I’m looking forward to in the months ahead.
  • Trip to the Pacific Coast - Redwood National Park
  • Oktoberfest
  • Pumpkin craving
  • First snow fall
  • Mammoth
  • Harvesting Apples
  • Fires and peppermint patties
  • Snowboarding
  • Numerous trips to the Bay

Winter is always fun in Tahoe. Friends come back from where ever they were for the last 6 months (New Zealand, Europe, South America…you name it). Snowboarding, Snowboarding, Snowboarding… and this year we have snow removal!!! Yaay I don’t have to touch the driveway only the deck and that’s super easy and fast… Thank you Nick!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Last Days of Summer...

Labor Day has always marked the last days of summer. For a mountain girl it means fall is just weeks away and winter is only a month or two behind. It also means it's time to collect wood, winterize your house, dust off your skis and boards and remembering where you put those gloves - - Oh and seaosn pass; possibly even taking a new picture! In true fashion this mountain girl turned to her San Diegan roots and headed south to the Beach, Carlsbad that is.

In honor of the weekend and the Swine Flu we ended the summer right, roasting a 100 lb pig, named Petunia. There was beach volleyball, horseshoes and even a beer pong tourney on the infamous Cherry Street. I was merely a spectator this weekend.Oh course the "Swine Fest '09 - 2" was hosted by the Cherry Ave Clan.

It will be interesting to see how they top this summer next year......

The Chief and his pig "Petunia."

Jesse started roasting the pig at 6 a.m. and it was ready to feast by 5 p.m.

hanging out drinking beers

Shot of the Crowd.

Everyone chowing down on corn. I was told the corn was locally grow in Encinitas.

Later that night at Dini's.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Giants vs. Rockies

Sunday, August 30th I had the opportunity to check out a Giants game from a luxury box. The Giants were playing the Rockies and this wasn't any old game, it was a very important game. If the Giants won it would tie them up with the Rockies for the wild card to the playoffs. Needless to say everyone was on the edge of there seat in the 7th inning when the Giants were down 5-2 with the bases loaded and 0 outs when a grand slam was hit to put them in the lead. The Giants ended up winning 9-5! Thanks to Heavenly's Media Event I was able to see my first game at the AT&T Ballpark and to top it off from a luxury box.

The spread in the luxery suite!

View of the Bay Bridge from the Suite.

Giants up to bat down 5-2 mintues more like seconds later there was a Grand Slam!

Lake in the Sky Air Show - South Lake Tahoe

Saturday, August 29th was South Shore's Air Show. I represented Heavenly's booth and made sure everyone had all the info they needed. Even though I can't name all the planes I saw or even the ones pictured below there where tons of cool private planes and military planes to be seen. A C-17 even landed at the show. It wasn't just all about planes, the show consisted of a chili cook off, skydive demo, medical evacuation demo, and various plane demos in the sky. It was fun for all ages.

Me at our table.

Check out some of the planes: