Monday, August 28, 2006

The wedding weekend

This is a quick recap of my getaway weekend to Colorado to attend the wedding of my old college friend Debbie. I flew to Colorado on Friday afternoon and the wedding was that evening, at a gorgeous location outside Littleton, southwest of Denver at the Arrowhead Golf Club.
I got held up in some traffic on the way to the wedding, unfortunately, and arrived just in time to witness the wedding vows and the kiss.

Yes, I did get dressed up! Here's a shot in the, uh, bathroom.

The happy newlyweds Debbie and Jeff:

They had a very fun reception and we made great use of the disco ball dancing to the oldies with old friends. (I was also able to talk triathlon with several people from the old crowd from San Diego, where I used to visit Debbie frequently, too - ah, how I envy their training grounds!) I didn't wear heels, just dressy flats, and my feet were much happier for it during the dancing.

The next day I got in a pretty good workout in the hotel fitness room - an hour on the exercycle and then 75 laps of the 15-yard-long hotel pool. The weather was kind of cold and wet so I had the pool all to myself, but the water was nice and warm. I had forgotten my watch upstairs so I counted laps by swimming up and down each of the 4 lane lines once, then across the diagonal. Repeated 15 times. I was getting 9 strokes per 15 yards fairly consistently = 1.66 yards per 2-arm stroke. It could be longer, but it's better than the 1.43 yards it used to be, and I think I'd slow down a lot to achieve a much longer stroke right now.

The weather got worse before it got better! This was about all I saw of the real mountains on the way back over to Debbie and Jeff's house.

Fortunately the weather cleared up! They hosted a fun cookout at their fabulous home, with yummy food and great company which was enjoyed by all.

Much too soon it was time to go home again. . . .

14 comments:

Shawn said...

Great pics, Nancy! What a beautiful place for a wedding. And you're lookin' foxy, too :)

jeanne said...

what a fun time! They look very happy together.

I often think we should all post photos of ourselves actually dressed. Who would recognize us?? :)

Mark I. said...

Nice pics, Nancy. But I have a question: You said you were doing high altitude training. How's your blood look? ;-)

Flatman said...

Wow Nancy, you are looking great these days!

I can see a big difference in you since all this ironman training has started...

bunnygirl said...

What a beautiful venue! And you looked great! We triathletes clean up right good, don't we?

21st Century Mom said...

Fun, fun, fun - and I'm always happy to see people in my age group, or close to it, getting married. It gives me some hope!

Fe-lady said...

Pretty area! Looks kinda like the "Garden of the Gods" outside of Colorado Springs.
Wish I could AFFORD to live in Colorado...in a house, not condo or apt!
Your friends look very happy! Congrats to them!

Geek Girl said...

That looks a lot like the area around "Garden of the Gods" Is it? Gorgeous! glad you got to see some of the west.

nancytoby said...

It's not that far from CO Springs, actually, probably the same type of formations. I love this area - I worked one summer about 250 miles south of there in New Mexico on a cattle ranch.

*jeanne* said...

Nancy, you look TERRIFIC!!!
The tri-athlete training REALLY agrees with you! Beautiful landscape out there in CO, eh? I've visited Garden of the Gods myself, and my 1st thought was, "They were married in Garden of the Gods?"
You didn't need to stress the dress at ALL!

Bolder said...

sorry again that we had weather problems nancinator.

you look great, i think Colorado agrees with you.

;o)

Mojo said...

You are lookin' all skinny Minnie. (I stole my Mom's saying)

Shelley said...

Ummmmmmmm you look great, are you sure you're registered as an ATHENA?? No way!!!!!!! Glad you're back!!

Holly said...

Nancy you look GREAT! I love seeing triathletes in their street clothes .. or better yet, all gussied up!