When we announced that we were moving back out West, my friend (whom I lovingly refer to as L.P.) got a hold of me and asked if she could take me to Lake Chelan. I was so excited to know that someone was excited to see me! And I really missed her along with our great friend Le Ann, who took the trip with us. We started our vacation on a Saturday. I'll tell you what. We couldn't have asked for better weather to start our vacation with and all the way through. Le Ann and I hadn't been to Lake Chelan before, and we were truly captivated by how pretty it is. We got into town, late afternoon and decided to start off by having dinner at a local winery. It was the end of season, so we got lucky at this place as it was its last night for serving dinner. We had a wonderful dinner and amazing bottle (? I think it was just one) of wine. We were all on board with spending our first night in. We turned up the music and conversation and enjoyed ourselves some more wine. It took me back to partying, in the style my friends and I did when we were in our early teens. We were dancing machines. I have to laugh, as I'm not much of a dancer, but I really do enjoy it. I can't remember the last time I danced, but I certainly enjoyed our silly little dance party.
We had a late breakfast the next day at this positively fantastic place overlooking a vineyard. It was so wonderful we tried to eat there the next day, but they were closed. We had another great day, which included walking around the point we were staying on. I was pretty set on how I wanted to spend that evening as the Broncos vs. Colts game was on. The girls aren't big football fans, but thankfully they humored me and went along to this hole in the wall bar to watch the game. The girls got to see me in full football mode. I had such strong emotions tied to that game. I really wanted Peyton to show the Colts what a mistake they'd made by letting him go. I got pretty fired and embarrassed the girls, but you'd never know. They are so cool like that.
We made the best of our last full day in Chelan. We again got a wonderful walk in and then headed to a late breakfast at the Casino. We had a good breakfast and then I gave $20 of my money to one of the slots. We then relaxed in the hot tub back at our place. Outside it was so nice, 70 degrees in late Oct. The girls decided to sun bathe while I needed to get a shower in. They were still gone when I got done, so I sat out on the patio, enjoyed an Alaskan beer and got some reading done. Oh, so very, very peaceful. I can't even convey how relaxing that short bit of time was. We were all refreshed, so we went into town and did some shopping. Afterward, we found a spectacular winery for wine tasting. The experience was so wonderful that we decided to stay for dinner. The only real bummer was, while shopping and then while walking up the stairs to the winery, the Nurse from Children's Hospital called. I really wish they would've called the next day, as it was hard to put it all out of my mind that night. But still, a really nice night.
The whole trip was a wonderful experience all the way around. The girls really are so easy to be around. We are all pretty laid back, and we've always really travelled well together. We are already planning the next one. Oh, and it's probably a good thing that Air Supply just ended their American tour. At one point we decided we were going to plan a trip around wherever they were playing. At another point we almost decided last second to leave Chelan and go to Seattle to see Pink in concert. And we nearly spent our last day in a limo, but in the end, used our better judgment on how we should spend our day. See? Super cool!
Oh, the weigh-in...I better get to that. Ryne has just gotten into bed with me. He's thrown up twice since going to bed. He hasn't been throwing up too much lately, so I don't know if it's related to his tummy pain or if he's catching something. Lord knows him immune system is in the dumps. He's had 2 different colds over the past 2 weeks. Poor kiddo. Praying for an end to this soon for him...really am.
Since I last weighed in, I went on the trip with the girls. I got my steps in every day, but that was about it. We ate very differently than I normally do. We had big late breakfasts and then ate dinner. We didn't snack much, but our meals were pretty large. But really, my calories mostly came from wine and beer. Once I got home, I put my nose to the grindstone and did well until Sat....Brian and I went out before going to a college football game. I ate smart, but I had 3 beers...then one at halftime...then we went out, where I decided I wanted chocolate cake... I consumed a shit load of calories. Stress and my period got to me. I knew getting on the scale this morning, that it wasn't going to be great. I gained 2 pounds. It's not the end of the world. I've beaten myself up about it a fair amount today, but it's behind me.
Gotta go. Wishing you all a wonderful day.