Saturday, June 23, 2007

Lake Tahoe June 7-10

Another great trip with my friends from RxRunning! We took two teams to Lake tahoe again this year and had a wonderful weekend. The weather was perfect and after 11 hours of running the 72 miles around the lake our two seven person relay teams were exhausted but came within 10 minutes of each other at the finish!

Fran and I used this for the second year in a row to escape the Phoenix heat and travel to Reno for an evening of rest and then to travel up to Tahoe the following day. We stayed at our usual hotel in South Lake Tahoe and went out for dinner both evenings with our larger group. Saturday night after the race was absolutely beautiful as we had dinner late into the evening on the shore of Lake Tahoe.

Next year ... three teams! This is too much fun!

Dinner Celebration for Fran at Methode Bistro

To celebrate Fran's first week at her new place of employment we went to "Methode Bistro" south of the Scottsdale / Lincoln intersection. What a great place!

I had purchased a $50 dining coupon from for $25 a couple weeks ago and it seemed like a perfect time to use it. Fran had just changed jobs and was so pleased to be hired by what so far looks like a very nice place to work and with good long term prospects. They acquire land and develop it for residential use. They treat her wonderfully and it is only a short trip from our house.

The dinner itself was great. Everything about it ... the bread, wine, appetizer, and main course of Sea Bass for Fran and Prime Rib for me. I would highly recommend this restaurant ... but it is expensive. The Mediterranean Cuisine for two is easily $100 sharing an appetizer and each having a glass of wine ... but the food is so good and the atmosphere casual but I thought elegant.

Here is a link to directions:

And a Review: