Adventure Grrl is back, and man, did I have a true America’s Adventure Place weekend.
It all started on Saturday, when the hubby and I ventured back up to Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe. It had snowed a few inches on Friday, so we were treated to what the hubby was calling ‘dust on crust’ conditions.
We went back to ski the Chutes, and honestly, I think I was getting a big ego because I had skied them so much last weekend.
But just when you start getting over confident, the Chutes will serve to knock your confidence right back down a notch.
That knock was a double diamond trail known as Detonatator. (See the trail map here.) I skied in there thinking I was tough stuff, and next thing I knew, I was on a really steep pitch, looking at about a 6 foot wide path between a rock and a tree.
Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place.
I won’t claim that I got down Detonator with any style or grace at all… I had to take the wimp’s way out to get around that hairy part, but all in all, it was still a great time.
After skiing, we went to see the Sled Fest 2005 freestyle snowmobile competition, where guys were doing back flips on their snowmobiles.
Back flips! How insane is that?!
Anyway, we left Mt. Rose and headed into Downtown Reno for a night on the town. We had a lovely early Valentine’s Day dinner at Roxy’s. Mmmm….. Mushroom raviolis, lobster, and a bottle of wine later, we were ready for the magic show of Darren Romeo, presented by Siegfried & Roy. Darren Romeo is called “The Voice of Magic” because he sings his way through the magic show, and he has an incredible voice. Not hard on the eyes, either!
Here we are at Roxy’s… Notice the dog chef painting that observed our meal:
On Sunday, the hubby and I headed for Alpine Meadows. A storm happened to blow its way in, and at times, it felt like we were on an expedition to Mt. Everest instead of skiing… But, with the right clothes and a hunger for fresh tracks, skiing in a storm can be quite enjoyable.
Here is the chairlift, which looks like it was taking us up into the clouds:
Another view from the lift. Brrrrrr!!!!!
After skiing, we treated ourselves to a Couples Massage at the Cal Neva Resort Health Spa in North Shore. The massage room was overlooking the lake, so we enjoyed the sunset, and then some true pampering. We then hit the hot tub, and practically collapsed into our beds at the Cal Neva. Here are some pics:
Here’s me being a dork and taking my picture in the mirror of our room:
Here is the view from our room:
The thing I love about the Cal Neva Resort (besides the incredible views) is its rich history. The resort was owned by Frank Sinatra, and was frequented by the Rat Pack and the likes of Marilyn Monroe. The resort has an old Tahoe feel, making me feel like a Hollywood A lister back in the 50s.
OK, maybe not an A lister, but you get my drift.