This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to Colorado to see their Bike MS event with our department director, Paula. Matt, one of my co-workers, was susposed to join us as well but his father-in-law had a stroke the morning we were leaving while they were in town visiting him and his family. Scary, so he stayed behind to be with his family. Anyway, Paula and I headed out to CO on Friday just in time for a thunderstorm. Luckily it was over before we even got to our hotel (which granted was a ways away from the airport.) We checked into our hotel then headed to dinner and to meet up with her friend Christy for drinks. (Christy used to work at our chapter, and is a very good friend of Paula's.) Martini's = yum. I also had sushi for the first time and it was quite good. :) We had a great time - I definately had fun hanging out.
We stayed out maybe a little later than we should have, considering we got up at 5am on Sat morning in order to go see the start line. In general going to the event was really helpful because Paula was there to explain to me how things go, what we do at our ride, what we don't do, etc. and I was able to ask questions. Since I've never seen a bike ride like that before, I wouldn't have otherwise even known what to ask. Plus I was able to get a better feel for how ours runs. Overall a good work experience. I also learned that Paula is great to travel with - very laid back and easy to get along with. We also have pretty similar taste/personalities, which made it a fun and very easy trip. Like when we went to the outlet mall to kill some time and each bought one of these:
It was a really really really good deal. I swear.
Good think too because we spend pretty much 36 hours straight together and a lot of it was just us in the car. And I didn't even want to kill her, lol. How bad of a trip can it really be though when you come home with Coach purses? Exactly.
Sunday we talked to the CO chapter president and went over to the finish line for awhile before meeting Christy and Ben for lunch. We had lots of time to kill so we also went to see The Proposal - very cute by the way if you haven't already seen it. We did comment that if Matt would have been with us we probably would have had to have seen something else, but he wasn't so it was perfect. Plus I heart Ryan Reynolds! Our flight got in about 11:15pm, and I finally made it home around 11:30 Sunday night. Lucikly I got to go into work a little late this morning! We have planning meetings the next 2 days, then I'm off for 4, so this should be a quick week!
Besides the CO trip, I also ordered all my furniture and carpet last week - yay! Carpet is being installed next Thur, and furniture is being delivered on the 17th because, of course, something was out of stock. Oh well. Not like I haven't been without it for 2 months now right?
Sammy and Sally were also glad to see me when I got back, and I missed them too! Here are some pics we took just for fun today: