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Hanging Out at the Kauai Marriott Resort

October 25th, 2012 · No Comments


My first view of the pool area. Whoa!


Paul and Kate in our cabana.


This gecko was our cabana friend.


Paul brought the Stanley Cup of bowling. I’m surprised Kate didn’t throw it in the ocean.


Each columned area contained a hot tub. There were 5 or 6 hot tubs total.


There were many fountains spewing water into the pool.


The view of Kalapaki Beach from the pool.


The bridge leading over to the “island” where all of the cabanas are.


Chicken Caesar salad wrap. Wait staff provides food and drink to the pool area from Kalapaki Grill. Loved the steamer baskets.


Many of these. Not a bad view! :)


I never wanted to leave this pool!


There were some kids in this pool but there was also a separate keiki pool, so it was a bit calmer in the main pool.


Close up of one of the fountains.

Paul and Kate have a timeshare at the Kauai Marriott Resort and the end of their vacation overlapped the beginning of ours. They invited me one day to go hang out at the resort pool one day so I drove over. Little did I know that this pool is the largest single-level outdoor pool in the state of Hawaii! It was so beautiful! And HUGE!

Paul and Kate rented one of the cabanas by the pool. These were like big comfy beds. The one they got was partially shaded, which was good because we’re all pretty prone to sunburning. We spent the day drinking fruity drinks and playing in the pool, with only a brief interruption when we walked over the beach for a while. What a great way to spend the day! I haven’t spent much time at resorts on Kauai because we always rent houses and condos when we stay there, so this place knocked my socks off.

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Roundarch Isobar at Lucky Strike

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Last week Roundarch-Isobar (if you’re wondering about this Isobar development, read here) hosted a Chicago social event at Lucky Strike, the fancy bowling theater that is now not far from our new office. We had 6 bowling lanes, pool tables, ping pong, and casino games. Not to mention the three hours of premium open bar, appetizers and pizza. It was fun to get out of the office, but also, we go to meet some of our new colleagues who were visiting from our new Detroit office.

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Riley’s 4th Birthday

April 28th, 2008 · No Comments


Riley :: The 10th Frame, Appleton, WI


Riley :: The 10th Frame, Appleton, WI


Jessica :: The 10th Frame, Appleton, WI


Stephanie :: The 10th Frame, Appleton, WI


Nichol Keeping Score :: The 10th Frame, Appleton, WI


Riley & Rachelle :: The 10th Frame, Appleton, WI (Photo by Nancy)


Riley :: The 10th Frame, Appleton, WI

On Saturday, Amanda, Stephanie, Jessica and I went to Riley’s 4th birthday party. It was in Appleton at The 10th Frame bowling alley. Our old friend Chad, who I haven’t seen since I lived in Appleton almost 10 years ago, owns the bowling alley. It’s pretty old fashioned – no electronic scoring – but is kept up well, it seems. I kind of liked the nostalgia of it.

I only see Riley and her friends and family once or twice/year and it always amazes me how much they’ve grown! There’s only really one baby now, where a couple years ago it seemed like they were all babies. I just looked at the post I made after Riley’s 3rd birthday party and I wrote that same exact thing last year. Ha. Here are her 2nd and 1st birthday photos, too.

The younger kids all had bumpers on their lanes and just took turns throwing the ball down and hitting pins. A lot of them couldn’t even throw it hard enough to knock pins over, but they all seemed to have fun anyway. In our lane Amanda, Nichol, Chris, Stephanie and I played. Luckily, Nichol knew enough about bowling to figure out how to keep a running score. We checked it later on at home and a couple of the scores were slightly off, but everyone still came in the same order. Stephanie ended up winning by a lot!

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