Last weekend, I was invited along for a girls’ weekend in the snow. If you recall, I went with my friend Susi and some of her friends to Tahoe once before. One of her friends owns a vacation home in Truckee and I was thrilled to get up to the mountains and very thankful that I was invited to join the group again.
I didn’t get to go skiing this year, but we still got to play in the snow a little bit.
Susi and a friend picked me up on Friday at noon on their way from the Bay Area. It’s about another 90 minutes to Truckee from where I live, but we stopped at a supermarket along the way to buy groceries for the weekend. Truckee is at almost 6000 ft so there was quite a bit of snow on the ground when we arrived. Luckily, the main roads were clear and there was no chain control.
The other four women arrived around 5:15 pm and after chatting for a bit, we started preparing dinner. We made turkey chili and salad, and later we played the game ‘Ransom Notes’. Have you played it? It was my first time, but I realized once again, it’s so much fun to play board games with a group of people.
It was an early night for all of us. Everybody is tired at the end of the work week.
On Saturday, we all slept in a little bit (I was up at 8:30 am) and after a leisurely breakfast, we all got bundled up to go for a walk in the snow. It had started snowing overnight and it was supposed to snow all day on Saturday. We were gone for over an hour and it snowed the whole time. Still, I couldn’t have been more thrilled to trudge through the snow!
Don’t I look thrilled?
When we got back from the walk, we all changed into comfortable clothes and hung out at the house for the rest of the day. I mean, who wouldn’t want to hang out on the couch with this view?
We made a light lunch and some tea afterward and everybody just did what they felt like. I knitted for a while, some others took naps, read, or chatted. We also started a puzzle in the afternoon, which turned out to be much harder than anticipated (we did not finish it by the end of the weekend).
Saturday night, we had homemade lasagna and salad for dinner. It was as delicious as it appears.
And later, we played Cards Against Humanity again. As you might recall, I won this game not once, but twice during our last retreat and of course, everybody was joking that I would win again by a landslide.
It was so funny and we laughed so much. However, I have to admit that I did not win this time, even though I did win the first three plays right away. In the end, I tied with one of the other women (we both had won 7 cards). Haha.
Sunday morning, four of the women headed out for a day of skiing at Sugar Bowl. I was a tiny bit jealous that I wasn’t going to go with them this time, but Susi and I headed home mid-day while the others stayed until Monday.
We had a leisurely breakfast again and then hung out with J (who didn’t go skiing with the others) a little longer and worked on the puzzle a little bit more before we packed the car and headed home around noon. It was a fun little getaway with really nice people and I am so happy I got to tag along!
Did you do something fun over the long holiday weekend?