Monday, October 31, 2011

Motherlode 2011

Casey wanted to repeat his championship at the Motherlode tournament in Aspen, Colorado over Labor Day weekend. And I was tired of being cooped up and left behind on all of his adventures, so we rented a minivan and took a family road trip. To get from Huntington Beach to Aspen requires 17 hours of driving and we weren't about to do that in one day with two kids. We stopped half way and spent the night at my brother-in-law's cabin near Brianhead, Utah. It was fun to see family and take a little break from driving.
The tournament director put us up in a two-bedroom condo and we enjoyed Aspen to the fullest. Cash couldn't get enough of all of the fountains/ponds and dogs. And I couldn't get enough of the yummy food. Plus it was great weather the whole weekend. 

Casey and his partner, Sean Rosenthal, ended up winning the tournament after a long weekend of grueling volleyball. I have a feeling this is going to be a tournament that Casey will play in for the rest of his life. Annual family vacation in Aspen over Labor Day? Sounds good to me.

The winners get their name on the post every time they win. Casey will be on there for 2010 and 2011. And hopefully more times if it's up to him.

1 comment:

mj { a r c h i ♥s m a r y - j a n e } said...

Way good weekend. I don't know how I missed this post! Congrats to Casey for winning! And congrat to you for having fun in Aspen. Maybe we'll meet up there one day.