Thursday, August 21, 2008

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

When Lisa and I got to Tahoe one of the things she wanted to do was to see "A Midsummer Night's Dream" @ the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. But all of the publications showed that the play ran through Aug. 17th. We got here on Aug. 18th. We missed it. (So we thought). Last night I told you about the couple we met on the boat. They told us how great the experience was and we told them how bummed we were to have missed it. They informed us that the play had been extended to end on the 21st, today. So this morning at 9am, when they opened, I called and ordered us tickets. How perfect...the play Lisa wanted to see, we will see and on her birthday! So we are currently waiting for the show to start. Its a beautiful night on the beach and I'm with my beautiful wife. Who could ask for more? Later I will tell you how the show was.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Pic of Lisa

Ok, this picture was meant to be included in the last blog, but I guess I loaded the wrong one. Doesn't she look happy?
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Tahoe, Day 2

What a great day! We woke up a bit later than yesterday, ate Corn Pops in bed, then hung out watching tv for an hour or so. Once we got around we left the condo knowing that we were going to visit the castle that we saw yesterday. I wanted some coffee and kept telling Lisa that I didn't want Starbucks but I wanted to try one of the local shops that we kept seeing. Well all I could find when I was looking was a Starbucks, I almost gave in until Lisa talked me out of it. We were still searching for a great local shop. We turned onto 89 (the road to the castle) and came across a great little shop called Aspina. We walked in and knew we were in a local's hang out. Everyone in the place was on a laptop, hanging out. There was a cool little patio area surrounded by pine trees, this is where Lisa and I enjoyed our joe (coffee). We had also bought some sandwiches for lunch and had plans to eat them as a picnic. We got to the area where we were to hike from in order to get to the castle. Lisa found a PERFECT place for us to eat lunch. We had a great view and were all by ourselves. Well us and the little bird that Lisa kept feeding chips to. It was pretty cool how close the bird came to us. After lunch we took a 1 mile hike down to the castle. The hike down was great, the air was cool and the conversation was good. We saw the castle, you will not hear much more about it because, well quite frankly there is not much to say about it. Then came time for the hike back up. Ok, right its only 1 mile, but its enough to remind us about how out of shape we are. In our defense it is higher elevation than we are used to and it was hot. After that we were back to the condo to get ready for our evening out on the water. For Lisa's birthday, which is tomorrow, we went out on a dinner cruise around the lake. Dinner included lobster tails, chicken, and fillet mignon. It was a beautiful night and I had the best looking date. Don't tell my wife. We met a couple (twice our age) and had fun visiting with them. Once dinner was over it was off to Starbucks for an evening coffee. Then back to the condo. I've decided that we are the old people in Tahoe. I mean how many other people are in Tahoe and back to their room by 8pm every night. Probably only us. Now its time to chill and watch some Olympics. Who knows I may even read some more of my book. Not quite sure what we have planned for tomorrow, but I'm sure it will be fun. Until tomorrow, take care.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

1st Day in Tahoe

So when you go on vacation and want to sleep in, a word to the wise, don't go somewhere that is in a time zone 2 hours behind your normal zone. When your internal clock says 7 and your alarm clock says 5...not truly sleeping in. Anyways, once I forced myself to go back to sleep, we woke up an hour or two later. We then went and indulged ourselves at Heidi's with some apple covered waffles and strawberry covered french toast. Very good. Once that was done I got the bright idea to take a drive AROUND Lake Tahoe, it was only 6" on the map. Once an hour had passed and it looked like we were only a short distance around we almost second guessed our decision. But hey, we are on vacation. So we kept on, and good thing we was amazing. We came upon a castle that we wanted to check out, but will have to do that tomorrow because we want to have our "real" camera with us. However, we saw some great scenery otherwise. I have attached some photos we did take of our sight seeing. We got back to Stateline, the town we are staying in, around 11:30. You know what that means... LUNCH. After lunch we walked around a bit until it was time for a nap. Well nap time has lasted about 4 hours now and I think it is getting close to dinner time. Not sure what we are eating, but I'm sure it will be good. So if you know me, I'm not letting you down. We are on vacation and we are eating and resting a lot! Would you expect any less from a Burgess vacation? I hope not. Ok, off to go wake Lisa up, more to come tomorrow...
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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Vacation Time!!

The time has come for Lisa and I to head out of town. We are in need of a vacation. So tomorrow Lisa and I will be heading to Tahoe!! We have never been there but we are sure we will have a good time. We will update you along the way, if I have time of course. So think of us when we are chillin'!

Sunday, August 10, 2008's worth the wait.

Ok, so another 4 years have past and it is that time...The Olympics. What a great year 2008 will be. It started last night with the opening ceremonies. I got a chance to watch it tonight thanks to our good friends having Tivo (yes, I'm still in like '98 and have no dvr). I have to say, everything I read about the ceremony was was awesome. China has outdone themselves. Ok, so don't laugh but there was an American who has outdone themself also. No, I'm not talking about Phelps, who once again is going for Spitz's record of metals. No, I'm not talking about Lebron James who is trying to redeem his performance on the last Olympic B-ball team. No, I'm not talking about the dynamic duo of May/Walsh. I'm talking about the infamous Ralph Lauren. I mean did you see the "Parade of Nations" aka: The best Polo commercial of the year? Awesome. It's about time that an all-American brand sponsors the American team. Anyone remember ROOTS? Yeah, they are Canadian. Really?? Ok, back to the Pony. Not only is this partnership good for RL (in terms of business) it's good for the US. The athletes came out looking sharp, sophisticated, classic and All-American.

What was the best part about their uniform?.......You guessed it, the white chino "Driving Cap" (not a beret, as every poorly dressed commentator referred to it as...ROOTS that was a beret, get it right). Sorry. Anyways, as you might think, my first thought when I saw them was "I have got to have one". So like a million other patriotic Americans who love style I purchased my very own Driving Cap today.

You may be wondering where you can get one. Here's a clue for you... Point, click, and be stylish. Now, just hope you get it before the Olympics ends. You should have it in time for the closing ceremonies (where the ,once again "Drivng Caps" are optional for the athletes). Ok, I'm done talking about how great the athletes looked. Now it's on to the games!!!! Go Team USA!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

What's the deal?

So I saw this when I was in NJ a couple weeks ago. I took a picture hoping that someone could tell me what this is all about. I mean I know its a fire hydrant, but why does it have an antenna attached to it? Does it pick up radio stations? Do you know why?
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