January 29, 2008

RENO 911

Nate and I flew into Reno on Friday night. We met up with our friend Rick and drove the scenic route through Tahoe City and on to Truckee where we ate a yummy candlelit dinner while Mother Nature buried the charming streets in several feet of weightless powder.
Saturday we woke to beautiful blue skies and 30 degree temperatures as we approached the miles of terrain at Squaw Valley. A perfect definition of the bluebird days every skier hunts like prey. I did my best to keep up with them but both Nate and Rick were mammoth on the mountain. When I couldn't keep up to them in the powder I begged a few groomers. And found I couldn't keep up there either. Finally, we compromised. I took the run at my own speed while Nate and Rick hit it at their pace. I finally got used to them waiting at the bottom for me.
Later that night Rick's wife and daughter arrived from N. Cal and we had a great dinner of blue cheese burgers {cooked to perfection by Nate} and great conversation with a few other friends that braved the looming storms.
Sunday it snowed and blew. Visibility was nil. I decided to stay in the snuggly lodge and watch the X Games on TV. It was nice to have some time to myself to relax and mentally recharge for the week.
Nate and I got to the airport with a few hours to spare. Only to find that our flight was delayed four hours. After waiting three, the flight was canceled and we were sent away. Nate and I were a good team; he booked new flights for Monday, I booked a hotel room in the booming town of Reno. An hour later we were stretching out in a king bed glad to get a comfy night's sleep.
After several additional hours of wait on Monday afternoon, Nate and I caught a flight and landed in Salt Lake to heaps of snow. We shared a plate of nachos at Squatters pub with some friends and watched two free screenings of Sundance award winners before coming home and dropping into bed. You know when you've had a long weekend or a particularly long day...doesn't it feel so great to finally be home?

Here are a couple of photos from the weekend.


LC said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend.

Dayna said...

sounds so nice!