Sunday, August 31, 2008
Needless to say, we've got everything we need, and more and are so excited for our week on the water!
I won't have internet access while we are there (YAY!) so will have to fill you all in on our adventures when we return on Friday.
For now, I hope you all enjoy a happy Labor Day, and enjoy the rush hour traffic when school starts back up on Tuesday...we'll be sitting out in the sun drinking boat drinks thinking about you all! ;)
Saturday, August 30, 2008
The game will be played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC, a neutral territory as this is the playing field of the Carolina Panthers. I'm sure there will be lots of Virginia Tech fans onsite to cheer on the Hokies. As for us, we're staying at home and watching the game with Greg & Erica, something we've waited four long years to do.
Time to put on my orange and maroon and get ready to cheer on my favorite sports team! Go HOKIES!!!!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
The rain put a bit of a damper on things yesterday as we had an 8:14 tee time that we had to cancel. But we still ended up getting a lot of things done. Liddy got groomed, we had pho for lunch, made a trip to Costco where they already had Christmas wrapping paper out-yikes, took Liddy to PetSmart to pick out a new toy for the water, and we saw "The Dark Knight."
Today we are hoping to take a trip downtown to see the Spy Museum. We figure over this past year we've done a lot of sightseeing in other cities, countries, and continents for that matter, so why not do some touring around our own backyard.
For now, I'm told I've got coffee and waffles waiting for me downstairs...gotta love vacation!! :)
Monday, August 25, 2008
I had a great room at the Manchester Grand Hyatt overlooking the bay, as well as the awesome pool. It was fun watching all the boats on the water and was also neat being able to see the USS Midway from my room, a retired air craft carrier that has been turned into a museum. It was also the location of one of the events I attended as part of the conference.
The conference was ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership's annual meeting. Most of you know that I used to work for ASAE, and let me tell you, it is far more fun being an attendee than an emloyee at this meeting!
However with all of that, I think my favorite thing about San Diego was Pinkberry. Some of you have probably seen stories about this frozen yogurt phenomenon taking place in NY and California. They are going to be opening locations in more places by the end of the year, I'm just crossing my fingers that DC is one of them...or better yet Kingstowne!! YUM-O! :)
Monday, August 11, 2008
We drove up on Sunday and had a great time playing the license plate game and adding up how much we spent in tolls (not a cheap drive, but cheaper than the train.) We arrived at the hotel around 11:30 and had to wait a bit for our room to be ready so we took a stroll and had a great lunch near Central Park and the Plaza. Once our room was ready we had to quickly get changed for the theater. Andy bought me (unbeknownst to him) orchestra seats to see Wicked (yes, I know, I've seen it before, but never on Broadway!) The show was fabulous and I think even Andy enjoyed finally seeing the show, considering I've been making him listen to the music for over a year now.