Over Labor Day weekend we held the 1st annual girls weekend in Tahoe-Donner. Hooray! The final headcount was 6 and the best part was….NO KIDS ALLOWED.

It was so nice to spend time with these lovely ladies without being distracted by children. Although we love the children dearly sometimes they’re extra nice from a distance. Not to mention we could all pack our own bags and be ready to go anywhere at the drop of a hat. Go figure!

We went to Sand Harbor where a few of us swam and some of us lounged on the beach. We played the slots, shopped in Truckee, went kayaking on Donner, took a hike, and even snuck in an extra walk or two. We had first class dinners “girl-style”. Sharon BBQ-ed chicken on Friday night and we had great sides and Ikeda’s pie for dessert. Our dinner was so good that we reinvented it on Saturday and Sunday night by creating a table spread of appetizers. We are so clever! Cindi created a to-die-for dessert that I can’t remember the name of, but it consisted of toasted “candied” bread (so not what it’s really called), topped with vanilla ice cream, toasted pecans, caramel sauce, & whipped cream. And, of course, there was plenty of wine, farkle, and lots of laughs!

One memory that makes me chuckle is after watching an episode of “The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency” we all got up and folded our blankets without a second thought. That’s what we do because we are tidy creatures. The look on Cindi’s face was priceless! As a mother of 4 boys I don’t think that ever happens in her world!

We are already looking forward to next year and hope, hope, hope that more of our amazing girls can join us!