Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fun at the lake...

I spent Memorial Day weekend at the lake with friends....We had a blast!

My friend, Allison and I, drove down to Austin on Friday afternoon...and, MAN, traffic was HORRIBLE! We got there around 10:30 and were just exhausted...only to find out that we were expected to be at a rooftop party in 30 minutes (I just turned 30...shouldn't I be banned from being out past 11 at night? Isn't that like a rule or something?....well...it should be...haha)

We only had a bit of time to "freshen up" before heading out, so we proceeded to check into the hotel.

Umm...did I just say "hotel"?? hmmph....Let me think about how I can word this.....the place that we stayed was a Red Roof Inn. When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised by the outside. It looked decent enough...grounds kept up well, exterior also well-maintained. Then. we. walked. inside.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! {gasp} {screech} ....losing...breath...may...faint....

When entering the building, we were greeted by the lovely smell of wet dog and mildew.....ahh..what a pleasant combination. Who needs aromatherapy when you've got these essential odors right here for the sniffing?

We get off the elevator on our floor, and realize they have placed us on one of the "Smoking Floors". Are. You. Kidding. Me? So, as we wheeze and choke our way to the room, we finally arrive (all the way at the end of hall....of course) and open the door to our own personal Utopia. {sniff} {sniff}...of course....cat urine....(I'm too stinkin' old for this...gimme the number to the Four Seasons, STAT!!!)

But, alas...everything else in town was booked up. Not only was it Memorial Day weekend, but apparently UT had their graduation that weekend as well. {siiiiiiigh} Mmmkay...looks like I'm makin' the best of it!

We immediately opened the windows to allow at least some fresh air into the room, and it did help...thankfully.

We didn't end up making this "rooftop" party, and just went directly to downtown. We ended up going to this place called "The Ranch" and hung out on the rooftop patio. It was a beautiful night out, and the city looked magical.

Allison and me...


The girls...



Allison, Maggie and me...



Allison and I called it a night around 1 and headed back to the sick and twisted excuse for a place to sleep hotel. We walk into the room (after holding our breath in the hallway) and realize that the air is somewhat fresher in here. At least the cat urine stench wasn't so overpowering now...........

What in the? OUCH! What's biting me?! UGH...WHO LEFT THE WINDOW WIDE OPEN BEFORE WE LEFT AND LET ALL OF THE MOSQUITOS IN??!!!! No wonder the air was somewhat fresher....sheesh....

The next morning, we all get up and throw on our swimsuits to head out to the lake for a day of fun in the sun!

Maggie and me on the boat...


We have about 10 people on the boat and two jetskis that our friends are riding also...so, there's about 13 total. We drive out to Devil's Cove(fitting name), where we intend to spend the day tied up to other boats, listening to loud music, watching all of the crazy people and getting as tan as possible.

On our way out to the cove, I saw this boat and just HAD to snap a picture. How cool is this?! Hungry? Well, let's scoot on over and hop onto this guys boat for some fresh barbeque! Yummmm!



Gettin' some sun on a neighbor's boat (you make friends with everyone within a matter of minutes)




See all the boats out there??!! It was madness! There were hundreds of boats...all tied up to one another...everyone trying to play their music louder than the next...


We were living it up....getting some good sun...making lots of new friends....ahhh...livin' the good life......HEY! Did someone just spit on me?! Wait...no...that's not spit...IT'S RAINING!!!!!! And, then..it started coming down in sheets! Thankfully, we had made so many friends that we had many with large cabins in their boats, so we hid inside for several hours...just chatting and hanging out. We eventually had to head back to the marina and it was still pouring...but, we made it....shivering and shaking all the way.

Needless to say....after a full day in the sun....we were all asleep by 8 pm....and none of us woke up until 10 the next morning! HA! The next day was a relaxing day and we went to dinner that night with a friend that lives in Austin.

Here we are at dinner at La Condesa...





We met lots of other friends out later on at J. Blacks, and then got a table at a place called Canvas...then hopped around to a few more places before finally calling it a night...


All in all, it was a fun-filled weekend and just about wore me OUT! I'm looking forward to a much more quiet and relaxing weekend coming up.

"Hello, couch...my dear, dear friend...I've missed you...Have you missed me?"

4 comments:

Emily said...

Wow! Looks like a lot of fun...well, except for the rain part! I'm lovin' your bathing suit...too cute!

Shelly said...

Sounds like a busy weekend! I think I'd be happy to be back on the couch too!

Kristen said...

You had quite a weekend. Looks like a lot of fun.

I remember the days B.C. (before children) *sigh* Now I'm a boring married woman with a gaggle of children who make me crazy! :-) Wanna trade?!

Molly said...

How fun! We went to Austin last fall for a wedding and I loved it there! Glad you had a blast inspite of your few hangups!