We got off to a slow start this morning, probably because we’d “partied” so hard the night before. [Last night, the rest of our guests showed up so everyone was together and having a great time].
We awoke to awesome fruit smoothies and French toast to fuel us for the day.
Soon after some of us [the house was now loaded at this point, with 16 people] started a game of Catan, which ended up lasting a good 4ish hours. That’s the thing about Catan [Settlers of Catan]– it’s a fun game that mixes some supply and demand with trade deals and trade relationships with everyone trying to casually win. I blame Kyle, one of the guys we were playing with, for his long, complicated, but also entertaining turns [he ended up winning 😆]
With some food breaks in between we finally reached the end and got ready to go out before dinner. As it happens, “out” was to a boat ride on Lake Tahoe in this incredibly quaint riverboat called the “Tahoe Gal”. It had two levels, a nice little bar on the lower level, manned by a nice guy in practically sailor’s attire with dreads who seemed to pass the time juggling lines when e wasn’t mixing drinks. There was seating inside windows and in the open air on the top deck. It felt like a more nautical, smaller, version of a Mississippi River boat. There was even a wheel spinning on the side that you could see from inside the lower level dining area.
The weather and breeze off the water was absolutely brilliant, and J, Jam, and I sat down to enjoy the views, some pictures, and Shirley Temples [lol shout out to being 21 in like 7 more months].
[I may or may not have snagged a couple post cards from a rack to send to my grandmother and Irish pen pal… :P]
We took one lap across the lake and headed back to the docking area, a bit hungry still and wind-blown. We then headed back to the house to chill out until dinner, cooked by J’s mom’s husband, a meal of ribs, ribeye, smoked veggie skewers, corn, and asparagus. I am normally not a big red meat eater but after the entire day, I felt like a carnivore. It was in the evening
when pain from the zip-lining course set in full fledged– moving my arms is a difficult task and I’m pretty sure I was bitten under my armpits and am having some reaction…
We ended the night with some billiard games and sitting down to watch this random show on TLC called “OutDaughtered”, a show about a family who has a daughter plus quintuplets and their day to day stories/struggles. J, Jam, and I determined that the husband was weird. Lol.
Pain aside, it was a great relaxing day and I am all too ready for sleep.
Until next time,
2 thoughts on “day 7 // boats and board games”
I have never played Settlers of Catan, even though it sits on my shelf and collects dust. We were going to once, but we stopped at the directions.
The riverboat ride sounds absolutely lovely.
Hi Meaghan! Thanks for the comment! (:
I'm not often down to play board games, and, not gonna lie, the first time I played it, it was a forced activity in my econ class. But once I played it with J and a couple friends it became a little more fun, and you can really get revenge often! The directions are confusing but once you start playing it gets better (:
And yes, omg it was very lovely! I enjoyed it and the views were *everything*. 11/10 would recommend!