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Saturday, October 4, 2008

...memories light the corners of my mind...

the tahoe girls trip was incredible!  it was action packed, and i loved every minute. it was really nice to be able to spend five days with girlfriends i have loved for the last 22 years. we've been through thick and thin together, and those friendships are invaluable to me. 

we went hiking each day...



ate AMAZING food at AMAZING restaurants... 



 went on a sunset cruise on the lake...


relaxed at a spa...



picniked on top of a mountain...


and challenged ourselves on a high ropes course.  

i am especially proud of conquering the high ropes course.  i had something to prove to myself, and i did it that day.  (i suppose i'm struggling a bit with turning 40 next month!!)
here is a picture of me reaching the top of a 60 foot rope tube.



here is one taken after i climbed a pole and had to stand up on the top and jump to a trapeze. i think this feat might have been the most scary, and only 2 of us actually had the nerve to do it.  the picture doesn't do it justice- it makes the pole look short.  it was much scarier than it looks!



3 of us made it up this pine tree, which was a 100 foot climb on staples.  scary ain't even the word..  this is my friend audra, and this picture shows her about 1/3 of the way up...



one last picture of the course...



invigorating! i strongly suggest a high ropes course if you ever get the chance. 

my girls and steve did great while i was gone, and when it was time to return i was ready to get back.  but i will never forget this trip, and will remember it fondly.  it was totally worth those three pounds i gained...

3 comments:

AnnieBlogs said...

R- the new layout looks really awesome. Seriously. Love it.

lindsay said...

ditto the layout. love it.

what's 3 pounds for 22 years of friendship? nuthin. what a FUN trip!

Woodard Gang said...

Yea! So glad you had an awesome time! I love my girls trips too...they haven't been as exciting as Lake Tahoe...maybe one day!! BTW...I adore your new blog design! Who did it?