2016 was a big year for us. We both got promotions at work, we bought a house in San Diego, and we got married!! No better way to end the year than with the company of friends & family.
This year's annual celebration with friends took place at a cabin in South Lake Tahoe. It was a group of about 22 of us; we've known each other for many years now (from school, work, and friends of friends). The cabin was absolutely beautiful and we ended up really liking the Lake Tahoe area.
After driving about 5 hours from SF, we settled in and got ready for our Hot Pot dinner. The crew always knows what to get: lots of meat, veggies, and a lot of sauce options.
After Hot Pot, it was time to get ready for the White Elephant gift exchange! Mike was nervous about his gift (One Chip Challenge) because he wasn't sure if the 'winner' of the gift would actually eat it. Thankfully, Gavin & Corey were pretty pumped about it (more on that later). We ended up with some pretty sweet gifts (Mike got the Portal boardgame and Alice got a deep-fryer) and had some hilarious moments.
The next day, most of the group went to the casinos but a few of us stayed and trekked to Lake Tahoe (the largest alpine lake in North America).
Later that night, most of the group went out for SnowGlobe music festival but a few of us chose to stay in. Helen mentioned that she saw some billboards for a prime rib & lobster $20 deal and we excitedly decided that would be our last meal of 2016.
On the morning of our 3rd day, Gavin & Corey decided to go through with the One Chip challenge. They handled it like champs.
Oh and Muscle March (thanks to Dan Ye for introducing us to this amazing gem). Kim absolutely killed it on her first try, setting a high score of 80.