This weekend went by in a flash. On Saturday, I went with JB to Kirkwood, where he strapped on the skis for the first time this season, and I went snow shoeing.
JB had suggested that I take a dog with me, and I decided to take Shadow, our black lab mix that is extremely calm and well behaved. He was wonderful company for me to have around while I was hanging at the base of the mountain. Yes, it sucked not being able to go ski, but it was nice to at least be in that atmosphere and take in the beautiful winter scenery.
I took some great pics for all of you, but didn’t get a chance to download them yet.
Anyway, I was thankful that there was a bench at the trail head for the snow shoeing (it’s actually Kirkwood’s cross country ski trail), because I really needed a bench to be able to put on my snow shoes. I trapsed around for a while, but after 30 minutes, my hips and back were aching, so I went back to the lodge, hung out on an outside deck for a while, and then went back out snow shoeing for another half hour. You can’t get far when you’re only going in half hour bouts, but it was good exercise and it was nice to be doing a winter sport.
On Sunday, we went to JB’s office Christmas party, which was at the Steak House in the Reno Hilton. The meal was absolutely amazing, and the service was stellar. After dinner, the party moved to the Showroom for the Nickel Creek concert. Nikel Creek sings a kind of new age blue grass, with a fiddle, mandolin, bass and guitar. It was neat music, and my favorite part was swaying in my hubby’s arms to the beat of the music. I even got him to polka very briefly with me! (shh, I’m sure he doesn’t want anyone to know about that!!!)
Anyway, I’m off today for a 3 day business trip to Las Vegas. This is my very last trip for a long while… In fact, I’m 2 weeks away from the cut off for when pregnant women are allowed to fly, so even if I wanted to fly somewhere, I couldn’t. The Vegas trip is perfect for me, as my insurance (which doesn’t cover you out of network in the third trimester) considers Vegas in-network, and the flight is a short 45 minutes.
I’ll be staying in the brand new Wynn, which is exciting. I’m traveling with six other women from my office, which should make things interesting.
So, until later this week (as I’m refusing to take a lap top to Vegas due to the weight of my ancient lap top), may the Force be with you!