Monday, October 1, 2012

Stum Guys' Trip: Lake Tahoe & TOUGH MUDDER

Two weekends ago, Adam joined my Dad and four brothers for a guys' trip to Lake Tahoe. Everyone flew in from Washington (Dad and Steve), Southern California (Nate), Utah (Adam and Justin), and Arizona (Ryan)...missed Duane though! Adam said the resort they stayed at was incredible, and that the lake was gorgeous. Warm days and clear waters were perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding, and cliff jumping! Adam said they enjoyed some great guy-time and plenty of lively debates and discussions. ;)

Then, bright and early Saturday morning, came the Tough Mudder.
"Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, half a million inspiring participants, and more than $3 million raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world."

That description is found on the Tough Mudder website...pretty awesome right?? :) The first two pictures below are ones my Dad took after they finished the race as a team so they aren't in them, but it gives you a little taste. And those yellow strings aren't crazy-long spaghetti noodles in that second picture below, that event is called "Shock Therapy". Adam told me one of those volt-filled strings zinged his shoulder pretty bad, "...felt like someone hit me in the shoulder with a baseball bat." Then he laughed. He and the rest of my brothers and Dad were crazy for doing all of that. And I love 'em for it.

{ Ryan, Nate, Steve, Justin, Adam, Dad }

I'm so glad they had some relaxing/crazy-He-man time away from work...but I was pretty giddy to pick up my handsome man from the airport on Sunday. The kids and I were so happy to have Adam home!


8 comments:

Priscilla said...

The water looks gorgeous and inviting. That tough mudder seems pretty hardcore.

Janna Renee said...

It looks like they had a TON of fun and the pics are gorgeous! I want to do the Tough Mudder someday...or just watch my hubby do it ;)

Consider The Lilies said...

our family vacationed at Lake Tahoe this summer! we love going there every year, it's only about an hour and a half from us! we went to Sand Harbor just like Adam..it's such a beautiful beach! How fun they got to have a manly getaway :)

Kris and Cath said...

This looks like a blast and WOAH challenge! I love guys/gals trips!

Alyse said...

"and then he laughed." haha... I can sooo picture Adam laughing after saying it felt like someone hit me in the shoulder with a baseball bat. :) haha. it made me giggle.

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

My goodness...those are some awesome dudes!! Those tough mudder photos always just blow my mind. It takes a really strong man to do all that! Wow!!

Lake Tahoe looks SO GORGEOUS! I can not get over that top picture...it totally belongs in a magazine! Look at that clear blue water!! I just love seeing the places that you share on your blog...makes me want to visit ALL OF THEM! And I love that your families make time for trips and get-togethers...what a wonderful way to stay close-knit!

Nuri Banu said...

Thanks!

Nuri Banu said...

I would like to travel in Lake Tahoe! I had no idea about this place. Your contents "Images, Articles etc" have made excellent feelings that can also encourage many to take a guys trip !Anybody can feel and enjoy so cool in Lake Tahoe!

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