Showing posts from March, 2009

Sunny Day

It was a beautiful Saturday in Sacramento, so my parents and I got some yard work done and then I went out with friends to play miniature golf, hang out at Big Spoon, see Bayside's new bleachers and finished the night up at Island's.

Tomorrow, a Mexican Fiesta, Bradley style, in lieu of actually going to Mexicali this year.

A Week at the Lodge

I took one of my longest trips to the Bradley Lodge this week, Tuesday through Sunday, and it was filled with lots of activity. The main reason for the trip was that my aunt, cousin and cousin's boyfriend were in California from Texas to look at colleges and to play in snow. On Tuesday night we watched American Idol and got ready for skiing at Bear Valley. Wednesday we all skied at Bear Valley, where I bought my 2009-2010 season pass (it was too good of a deal to pass up) and played games at the Lodge. Wednesday was another day of skiing for my aunt and me, while the other two decided to try snow shoeing and cross country skiing, they enjoyed both. Friday was another busy day, my mom, grandma and I went to Murphy's and Ironstone Vineyards to look around, take pictures of some beautiful flowers and look at their 40+ pound piece of gold and then we became members of the Stevenot WineryWine Club before taking a scenic drive back to the Bradley Lodge on "Avery Sheep Ranch Roa…

Flowrider Comes to Elk Grove

Some of you may remember that on my last Caribbean Cruise I and everyone that was with me had a great time on the Flowrider, well there is good news, the Flowrider has come to SurfXtreme in Elk Grove, slightly closer than the nearest Royal Caribbeanship based out of Florida. The only problem, on the cruise it was "free" (well included with the food, hotel room and everything else) and in Elk Grove it costs $15 for 30 minutes.

In other news, the Escape has the ski rack secured and is ready to head up to Bear Valley on Tuesday night for some great skiing on Wednesday and relaxing through the weekend at the Bradley Lodge.


Well, I was near the beach, but never actually set foot on the sand or took a picture from close up. The photos of Long Beach, Redondo Beach and San Pedro are from Google Images. My closest picture of the beach came today from about 10,000 feet up in a SouthwestBoeing-737-700 flying out of John Wayne Airport.

Louie Giglio at Bayside

Louie Giglio (Passion Conferences) spoke at Bayside this weekend. He spoke on "Grace" and used an amazing story of friendship (see Fruitcake and Ice Cream for a clip of what he said) to show that "Our God Saves."

Pictures from Bayside Pictures and Twitter

Thrive 2009

Yes, I have mentioned it before, but Thrive 2009 is quickly approaching and with some amazing speakers lined up, it is time to register, especially before rates go up for Bayside members on March 15th. So who are some of the speakers and guests lined up this year? Franklin Graham, Francis Chan, Nick Vujicic, Sherwood Carthen, Ray Johnston, Lincoln Brewster, The Katinas and many more.

Dude, Where's My (Old) Car?

I found my old car today, just where I left it, only a little bit more expensive and poorly advertised, yes, they did not mention the alarm or the fact that the stereo is iPod friendly, instead they used descriptive words like "Sharp" and my favorite "WOW." I think they might want a lesson in how to sell cars, although Ford is the only American automaker to not request federal bailout money (so far at least).

Chris Tomlin

It was a very long day, but a great day. I started the day off by waking up early for a work event/health fair in Napa, then it was off to lunch at Buckhorn Grill (very good) and back to the office for awhile, before heading off to help staff the merchandise tables for the Chris TomlinSacramento Concert. I got to use the credit card machines, always fun, and sell lots of people CDs, T-shirts, hats, posters and just about everything else that said Chris Tomlin on it. Although I only went into see the concert for a few minutes, what I saw was great and it was another good opportunity to hang out with all of my friends in the merchandise area. Although not all of the pictures are from the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium concert tonight, many are (thanks to Twitter, more to come from Facebook over the next few days), others are from Chris Tomlin's "On the Road Blog" (Concert review by the New York Times).

Just a reminder, this weekend at BaysideLouie Giglio (Passion Conference…


I got to go to Sacramento's Black Expo this weekend, although I am not very black, it was still fun. I saw many of the same vendors and exhibitors I work with at other events, so it was nice to catch up on how things were going and to get their new giveaways, today's free items, included a new bag from Costco and a Costco Almanac, thanks to my current American Express Black Card/Executive Business Membership. It was also a good chance to eat at Capitol Garage (good food, slow service) and my favorite, Ma Jongs.