Friday, July 10, 2009

My weekend in Vail

So many of you know I went to Vail a few weeks ago .. it was technically for an FRG Conference but we had some free time to just enjoy as well!

The weekend started off with the gorgeous drive up through the mountains, we took the route that was a lil longer in order to drive through Breckenridge and enjoy the scenery a lil more, we had storms on and off all the way up there:

From Blue Skies full of puffy clouds ...

To Dark billowing clouds full of rain!
Overall it was still a gorgeous drive though!

We got there Friday afternoon and checked in and then met downstairs in one of the salons for a Pizza dinner/ meet & Greet session. I saw a few people I already knew and then met some new people as well! Will and I made it an early evening and headed back to the room about 9 to relax since we had a long weekend ahead!

Saturday Morning we had a huge breakfast spread with Vats of coffee (yes I mean Vats! we had a few hundred people) eggs, bacon, english muffins, toast, breads etc etc

We had some more meet and greet time and talked about a lot of different things from the Unit and FRG issues to life in General..

Next was the Motivational Speaker of the day.. And i thought man i hope this doesn't get boring .. well i can tell you quite the contrary!! here is their website and a snippet video!

They were very humorous!! I laughed so hard I cried through most of the event! BUT they had great info as well!

After that we had a Command panel - which is where people were allowed to ask the big wigs questions without consequence (so they say lol)

Next was Lunch - we had a huge sandwich spread - very good!!

After Lunch we had several classes that were very informative! (I wont bore you all with the details lol)

We also did a Team Building Exercise that was a blast! I wish I had gotten pics of it but was in the middle of it and unable to .. if I find some I will post them :)

After That we were free to do whatever we wanted for the rest of the night! First we went out to dinner:

After Dinner we all went our separate ways to enjoy evenings with our spouses! This is what Will & I did: They had Free Gondola rides so we walked to the little village area where they were and rode one up! The view was gorgeous!!

Once at the top the views were amazing!

I loved this photo opp .. it was as perfect as a post card!!

Next we headed back down and were being quite silly taking pics of ourselves lol

After that we went back to the hotel, had a few cocktails and off to bed for another busy day!

Sunday was Breakfast again (same spread) and then another Motivational Speaker.. I looked at the schedule and said OMG its from 8:30 - 10:00 this is really going to put me to sleep! But WOW what a great speaker! he was amazing and kept you so interested that the time just FLEW by!!

His Name is DJ and he is amazing! he was funny, he was informative, he was interesting! I mean WOW!

I was bummed I didnt have any cash on me at the time to get his book and have it signed!

The Tiny Warrior: A Path to Personal Discovery and Achievement by D.j. Eagle Bear Vanas, D. J. Vanas

I know I will be purchasing this book my next trip to the bookstore though!

The rest of the day was more informative classes as well as a great Lunch!

Closings and Awards ... and then the gorgeous drive home!

....... The End!


BBPartyGirl said...

Wow! Looks and sounds like a great weekend! So glad you had a great time!

Coach Ferfer said...

awwww! You had an INCREDIBLE time! Thank you for 'taking us along' on your journey. This will most definitely be something that will stay with you. How exciting!

Teri Landow said...

What a fantabulous time!! Gorgeous scenery, fun, friends, and motivation all rolled into one! How lucky you are!!!

Mary said...

Sounds like you had an awesome time! See people can work and have fun at the same time! Definitely putting Vail on my list of places to go! Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

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