Monday, June 23, 2014

Graeagle, A Wedding and the Weekend

Wow it feels like I haven't written a post in so long (probably because I haven't).  I had a few posts lined up for last week while I was on vacation, but the wifi at the lodge was pretty sketchy and I only managed to post one of them, and I wasn't even sure it posted when I clicked publish.  But I am back (sadly) and have lots to update you all on, so get ready for a longer post filled with lots of pictures.

Last week we headed up to Graeagle, California for a week of vacation plus a wedding.  We (my in-laws, husband, Walter and I) go to Graeagle every June for a week long (weekdays) vacation where we relax, hike, horseback ride, atv, golf, eat and take in the fresh mountain air.  It is heaven.  We stayed at the Gray Eagle Lodge in the Birch cabin.

Monday was spent picking up the cake, packing everything into the truck and driving the hour and a half to Graeagle.  We didn't do much other than unload everything, set up a few things and indulge on the yummy food.  This place is such a great deal.  You pay for your cabin and breakfast and dinner are included.  And let me tell you, the food is soooo good.  Wedding night was New York steaks, baked potatoes, veggies, etc.  Every night there are a few staples on the menu plus a couple of specials.  And you get dessert every night.  I had so much pie this last week and it was the best.  Awww I wish dinner was like that every night.

Tuesday was the wedding day.  The guys went golfing at Nakoma Golf Course while the ladies went to the Nakoma Spa.  We had massages, facials, manis, pedis and the works.  It was so relaxing and fun to catch up with all the ladies in the group (my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt-in-law and grooms mother).  We had a great lunch on the patio overlooking hole #1.
Nakoma Golf Course Hole #1

After lunch we rushed back to the cabin to get the bride ready.  Get ready for some wedding pictures overload.  Warning, they are just iphone photos.  The photographer got so many amazing photos and I can't wait to see them all.  Second warning, this was a small, intimate wedding of nine people.  Enjoy my sister-in-laws wedding through my iphone.
Groom's parents, groom and bride
Brides parents, bride, groom
Cake toppers made by my father and cakes made by Cake on Sunday
Cute favors made by the bride's aunt

Wednesday was spent recovering from the wedding day and horseback riding in the afternoon.  We went horseback riding through Gold Lake Stables.  We did a 2 1/2 hour ride along five lakes and beautiful terrain.  My horses name was Cash, so fitting since I love Johnny Cash.  I'll let the pictures do the talking again.

I wish we had pictures of us all trying to get off the horses after the 2 1/2 hour ride.  It was hilarious as we almost fell off.  We are definitely not used to riding for that long.
 Nice cigar ash picture

Thursday was spent golfing for the newlyweds, husband and I.  I started off playing so well and then it went downhill.  But the course was beautiful and the company was even better.  We played at Plumas Pines.

Friday was check out day (sad day) and beach day.  We headed to Salmon Lake for a little relaxation.  We rented a row boat and rowed to a little island and hung out there most of the day.
Walter on the drive home (cuteness overload)

Saturday was back to reality, but at least we still had the weekend to enjoy.  We had a big time breakfast with the in-laws, new in-laws and newlyweds.  Then we stimulated the economy by going shopping for some household stuff, a parfait lunch and had a yummy dinner at a local brassiere, Saint James Brassiere.

Sunday was spent lazing around, grocery shopping, cooking and binge watching tv (including the World Cup).  It felt good to relax even more.  Seems like my week/weekend was a lot of relaxing.  And it felt so good.

So that brings you all up-to-date in a ton of pictures and the longest post ever.

How was your weekend? 


  1. My wedding is in two months, and I'm doing the whole wedding thing, but I absolutely love love love that small intimate wedding. Seems so nice!

    1. What kind of crafts have you done? I did the big wedding thing too (almost a year ago) and I loved it. Since I craft a lot, I did a bunch of my wedding crafts and also did a bunch for my sister-in-law. I can't wait to show them off more in the pro pics.