Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bonus Day in the High Desert

This Memorial Day vacation featured a "bonus day". Because the owner of this home sent out a mass email asking previous renters to "make him a deal" for two of his other homes that hadn't been reserved for this weekend - and promised up to two free nights - we asked if we could have an additional night free. (And, he said, "yes".)

So, that's why we left last night - and today has been our "bonus day". John and I spent the first half of the day in Bend - he, meeting with one of his college buddies who is from Bend, and me, spending time gathering the rest of our groceries from Costco and Safeway. I realized that that is definitely the way to go - saved us so much room in the vehicle on the way over, but normally, not how I want to spend my time when I'm on vacation (doing the rest of the shopping).

While we were gone, Mark and Amy hung with our kids. Amy snapped these shots of the kids posing prior to taking a dip in the hot tub......


The Quigleys showed up around 4, and Michele and the kids will arrive hopefully within the hour (Michael will be joining us tomorrow after work). It's a shame we couldn't have all had all day here - but then again, today was kind of "bonus" - so the fact that we spent the second half of the day just laying out in the sun - well, I felt no guilt for not "doing" more....

2 comments:

Lois Lane II said...

How nice! Relaxing and just taking it easy is the BEST vaca ever!

Stephietoo said...

Glad you guys are having such a good time. Syd-Syd is enjoying the sunshine with Bogey out in the backyard, and I have been enjoying it with them. :o)

It was nice of you to send over Syd's big bed, but she still prefers either our big chair, or Bogey's little bed. I will try and get a picture of her in either of the two "cozy" spots. Love you guys, and enjoy your time! Love, Stephie