The company did an offsite in Tahoe for a few days and it was a great time. We left Wednesday afternoon and go to Tahoe just before sunset. The first thing a few of us did was to go down to the hottub. We were then split into teams for the weekend, and I was on the Silver team (grey is boring). That night we went to the casino there, the Montbleu. I did very well, with +$25 on slots, +$50 on roulette, and +$100 on Blackjack. I was by far the biggest winner that night. There was a large group playing craps, and having some fun doing that. I didn’t join them since I’m not familiar with the way craps works. We had dinner at a nice steakhouse there, and pretty much everyone got the filet mignon. The food was delicious, the wine was tasty, and the conversation was excellent.
We got back to the house a little later, and played HOTS until very late. We managed to get a 5v5, as well as a few 4v4’s, and 3v3’s. The 3v3’s were interesting and fun, since we all went middle lane.
The next day we had a big breakfast and went to the lake. I brought my dive gear, so I was the only one able to swim for any period of time. That also made it a lot easier to do the tubing, since when I fell off I wasn’t freezing cold. We had lunch in Emerald Cove, and I swam over to the island there. I hiked to the small house on top, then swam around the base of the island looking for crayfish. I found a few, but only managed to catch one. I ended up letting the one go since he wasn’t enough for a meal.
We got back and had a big cookout, some board games, and a serious discussion. For the board games I was part of the group that played Puerto Rico. I got in a tough spot and lost pretty badly. I don’t really care for Puerto Rico anymore. It was fun at first but once we figured out that whoever sits to the left of the person who produces wins, it became a waiting game.
The next day we went up the gondolas and got a great view from the top of the mountain. I got some alone time at the peak while most everyone else was zip-lining.