What a fun weekend!
We started the weekend early on Friday night with dinner at Gochi in Cupertino, thanks to B & N! Bumped into some other friends afterwards at Fantasia boba drink place. Maybe we're all getting old or something, but high decibel in enclosed structures aren't our things anymore.
On Saturday, a group of us headed out to Hog Island Oyster in Pt. Reyes for some fresh oysters. Point Reyes is about 1.5 hr drive northwest of the Golden Gate Bridge. The weather was super nice to our surprise. Jean and I aren't big fresh oysters fan, but we learned to appreciate it more that day. We learned the art of shucking and the difference between regular and fancy schmancy Kumamotos oysters from Japan. Few of us agreed that we've never had this much oyster in one sitting. We ended up consuming 200 for eight people, so average of 15/each.
Somewhere in between all those oysters and the drive home, the guys decided on a day trip up to Squaw Valley in Tahoe for some skiing, gotta love the Bay Area! So 8 hours after we wrapped up the oyster day...
On Sunday at 4:30AM, while Jean was still sound asleep, Timmy and I hit the road at the crack of dawn. We met up with the guys from SF halfway for some hearty McD breakfast. By 9AM we were all geared up and ready to hit the slopes. We had two beginners in the group, so they took lessons, while the 3 of us hit some the more color ones. I have not skied in several years, so I wasn't sure if I could even stay up on the slopes. But I guess it's like what they say about biking. To my own surprise, I held up pretty well on the black diamonds, not pretty, but I came down with few falls. We all made through the day without injuries! At this age, that's a lot to be thankful for :-)
Links to 20 pics of oyster day and 9 pics of ski day on Flickr. If you're new to Flickr, you can click on the "View as slideshow" on upper-right hand corner and use left/right keys to navigate.