8.21.2010

Best day of summer.

Months ago, deep during the winter I decided that I needed to start a bucket list. A bucket list is a collection of things that you want to do before you die....okay, yah I know I am wicked young -- but, I want to make sure that I get to some some outrageously radical things. I add to my bucket list all the time, I think it is about four pages now. I'll share it with you sometime...If you feel like being sneeky, it is written down in my pink note book labeled 'Great ideas of Bud", there sure is a lot of fun/funny stuff jotted down in there.
One of the things I had on there was "Go paddle boarding", I was able to check my third thing off my bucket list on Friday. Spencer, a co-worker of mine was able to round up some paddle boards and we started our adventure! Paddle boarding is essentially a giant long board, a long paddle and you standing up straight. It takes a lot of balance -- which we all know, surprisingly I have really bad balance..But, the adventure was so much fun, I honestly wish that I would have gone paddle boarding sooner, I had so much fun! It is challenging at first, but once you get the hang of it you cruise! I managed to only fall in a few times! If I knew I was going to be back up at the lake next summer I would hunt down a paddle board to call my own, I could totally see it being something that I could get really into! Loveeeed it!
Spencer falling with grace....
Post-fall...
Lake Tahoe. 
Spencer treated me to lunch at Chambers, we were WAYYYYYY toooo hunger to get over to Obexers. Shooot! But, on the bright side I was able to test out my first Chambers punch (a punch is a fruit/juice blended drink, with a BUNCH of rum in it -- similar to wet woodies, etc. Every place on the lake basically has their own drink, but at the end of the day they are all the same). Hard to believe that after working at the Chambers property for two years I only JUST experienced a punch. It was legit. I am not much of a mixed drink person, but I liked it. SECRET: get them from the grill, not the bar.
Taste test.
Pretty legit day!
We got caught in some chop on the way back to the place we started...it sure did make it difficult. We went all the way to Fluer de Luc (where part of the God Father was filmed) -- very interesting architecture! Then of course we just HAPPENED to come upon a floating trampoline, so obviously we had to give it a try...
Jump jump jump. 
My turn! 
Time to move on to another thing on the bucket list. This was awesome!

But of course, my day couldn't end with JUST paddle boarding....

I got home and grabbed Sparky and headed out Western States trail. Two days in a row of dirt shred! AWESOME!
At the top of the climb I treated myself to some liquid gold. Biking and PBR go together like bread and jam. This day was sooo epic!!! 

Paddle boarding AND biking in one day!!!!! Oh, wait....it doesn't stop there...

I hopped in my car and headed to South Lake Tahoe to meet up with a great girlfriend of mine, Courtney, for a night of dancing! Funny enough, I ran into an old high school friend RANDOMLY in the casino! Hannah Godwin and her family was in town for a wedding. She actually saw me first and was check out my outfit, then she realized it was me....SO bizarre! Such a small world!
Court and I. We met years ago because we both ski, and we both worked at Helly Hansen! Love her!
We went to Vex and met up with a bunch of other fun ladies!
We danced like crazzzzzzzzzzzzaaaaaaayyyyy
"I would totally put him in a Missy Elliott dance video"
Then of course, after 'breakfast' at Lakeside it was time to play around in Snuggies! ha! "Gosh, she couldn't even get it in cheetah print!" ha!

I had the best day off on Friday. Thank you all to made this day possible! I love you all, you mean the world to me! Thank you for helping me cross stuff off on my bucket list Spencer! Court, thanks for making me come out dancing! This summer had turned out to be one of the best summers I have ever had! I am sad to know I am leaving, but I am so excited to go and dominate in LA -- and start a whole new adventure!

MUCH MUCH LOVE!

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