Bob did it again!  For the 21st year!  Congratulations are again in order to Bob Fraser, the Reno-Lake Tahoe trip organizer.  He did a great job as usual, and the 30 participants would all agree.  Barbara Shaw and Donna Klotz didn’t ski; and Dick Cormier, Jay Emde, and Carrie Sharp didn’t ski after they injured themselves on Monday.  The Maddens and Hickmans came from the Hawaiian Islands to join us.  Karen Gillmore, the Shaws’ daughter, resumed skiing after a few years lapse, and Jean Graves skied again after her knee replacement.

On Monday we went to Northstar.  The Sierras experienced another storm on Sunday night, but it dissipated on Monday.  It was a good day of skiing.  Monday evening  Bob arranged a fantastic seafood and prime rib buffet at the Nugget Hotel in Sparks.  At that time he gave us tickets for the Wednesday night show and the Thursday night buffet. 

Many of us went back to Northstar on Tuesday because of high winds other places.  Mt. Rose (2 for 1 Tuesday) was not a good choice nor was Squaw Valley.  Sharon Arneson, Marilyn Kern, Jan Hudson, Diana Mason, Art Hahn, Jack Eng, Jeff Britt, and Charles Madden went to Sugar Bowl.

Homewood was the resort of  choice on Wednesday, although our car traveled to Alpine Meadows.  Conditions were good every place—the best ski day of the week.  That evening we enjoyed “Forbidden Broadway,” a hilarious Broadway show at our hotel, the El Dorado. 

On Thursday we were on our way to Sugar Bowl, but Jim Remy, our driver, diverted to Northstar because of high winds.  We had to quit skiing early or get blown off the mountain.  Thursday evening we all enjoyed the dinner buffet at the El Dorado.

We went back to Sugar Bowl on Friday.  It had snowed another 8-12 inches on Thursday night, but the wind had subsided.  Dick Cormier was buying drinks at the Roxy Piano Bar on Friday night as a farewell gesture.

Most of us took Alaska Airlines home to Sea-Tac except Doris Peasley, who went home to Texas; the Maddens and Hickmans, who went back to the Islands; and Kathy Hegtvedt, a flight attendant for Southwest.

Thanks, Bob, for a great trip!
                                          Jean Graves

Photos courtesy Sharon Arneson                                                                                  Mouse over pics for descriptions
Jack, Little Jim, Jeff, Art, Charlie, Marilyn

Jeff, Charlie, Jack, Marilyn

Marilyn, Charlie, Art

Jerry finds the hole
Jerry still in the hole

Sharon, Marilyn, Jeff, Charlie, Jim, Art

Skihawks at Sugarbowl

Marilyn & Dave

Leda, Jan, Diane
Win & Cindy

Jerry & Kathy

Jim at Homewood