DJ Dean (djdean) wrote,
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Tahoe Trip

Went to South Shore this weekend. It was awesome. The drive up was crazy. We left at around 3pm. Trisha drove us up. We had to put chains on in PLACERVILLE! It took us a while, but we finally got to the resort around 8pm. The drive was crazy. We saw a truck on the edge of a cliff outside of Placerville, some jackalopes up on a hill, and then some chick shoveling snow from her displaced truck with a snowboard.

Saturday, Julian (a.k.a. "Juley-Bob-a-reno" or "Bob") and I went to Heavenly to snowboard.

I had a great time. I will note, however that the Gondola (I think Adventure Peak) and East Peak Lodge are NOT good sized indoor lodges for a Saturday Crowd. In fact, the Gondola Side is not a great place to start for my expertise level (which is nill, I may add) Next time, we go to Sierra, or try the Stagecoach Lodge entrance.

I did install my stomp-pad, and get off the lifts rather easily with few snafus. Got new Burton boots, and this was a good thing. Still have not mastered my heel-side, which is what I need to do.

Sunday, Bob and I were too beat to snowboard, so we played some pool (as we did on Friday night as well), and then headed off to check out Zepher Cove with Trish(ita). We checked out the pier, then proceeded to check out the gift shop. We peeped out the restaurant and upon our arrival, decided to go to the Hard Rock Cafe in Harveys instead.

Excitement was in the air (as it always is) at our arrival at Harveys. We went to the Hard Rock Cafe merchandise shop (which is on the EXACT opposite end of the casino as the restaurant), and I bought the T-Shirt. If anyone does not know this by now, I always have a few Hard Rock Cafe T-shirts in rotation, and I have the famous Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam Sweatshirt that my uncle bought me like 12 years ago.

Anyways, upon our arrival, there was a World Series of Poker Qualifying tournament going on. It was a $230.00 buy in, and looked like a good time. Top prize was a $10,000.00 buy in to the bigger tournament in Vegas.

We ate at Hard Rock Cafe, gambled (I won a bunch playing craps), played a whole bunch in the arcade where Trisha went crazy for tickets, and then checked out Caesar's (which is going to be called Montbleu casino soon). After this, we went to Safeway, and then back to the resort where Julian and I played another round of pool. We ended the night playing video games.

Monday (today), we went to check out another place to stay up the hill by Heavenly. It was nice, and very close to skiing, but not close enough to the casinos where I like to be : ). We then went to Chevy's for the second time (we went on Saturday night as well), and then drove home and washed the car.

I can't wait to go back to Tahoe. It is the Hiatus capital of Northern California/Northern Nevada.
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