|BFF in the golf cart we used to ride around the grounds and check in on the animals.|
|Part of the beautiful landscaping.|
|The main gate to the house.|
|View from the front.|
|A small portion of the main living room.|
|BFF in the kitchen.|
|Another portion of the main living room.|
|An elk roaming around the front grounds.|
The house was huge. Upstairs was the main Master Suite which was unbelievable. I would post pictures, but I feel weird posting pictures of someone else's bedroom. :) The main living area was gigantic and had about 4 or 5 independent seating spaces. Each of the spaces was as big as my living room. The kitchen opened into it so it looked even bigger. I don't know how high the ceilings were but it was crazy...20 feet maybe? They were beyond vaulted. It was like the lobby of a hotel almost. The kitchen was decked out with everything including a built-in single serving coffee maker. There was also another bedroom upstairs.
Downstairs, there was a huge gameroom with a large lounging/TV area, pool table, gaming table and shuffleboard. There was also a full bar with a Margaritaville Blender. Sweet! Our bedrooms and some other rooms (like laundry and bath) were down there as well.
The deck went almost the entire way around the house on both levels. It included a Man Cave BBQ area, ping pong table and about 5 or 6 gathering spots with tables/chairs.
There are two waterfalls (one that ends in a pool.) I don't have a picture of the pool, but I know ShareBear took one, so I will have to get a copy. The grounds also included a gazebo with 3 lounging areas and a fireplace (it was a BIG gazebo), a sand volleyball court, basketball/tennis court, horseshoe and archery (?) area, plus paths to ride around in the golf cart to see animals. They have elk (although BFF kept calling them emu...ha!), deer, and longhorns to see.
After playing in the pool and checking out all of the grounds both on foot and via golf cart, ShareBear & I took advantage of the Margaritaville blender and we all lounged and chit-chatted. I couldn't get anyone to play with me. :) But I did enjoy the company. Then we had dinner provided by a personal chef. We had the BEST salad with greens, granny smith apples, mozzerella, pecans, & dijon dressing. DELICIOUS! Dinner was pork loin with pineapple chutney and raspberry chipotle sauce, baked potato casserole, carrot casserole, asparagus, and roll. Dessert was rum cake.
After dinner, we took out the golf carts again. Lizard was a little disturbed when we got chased by the donkeys, but all ended well anyway. We ended the evening lounging in the main living area just chatting and enjoying being together.
Good: I have such a great time. The place was beautiful and amazing AND my friends are precious to me.
Bad: I ate and drank like crap. The 10 Days to Vegas Challenge is going to modified to a Week to Vegas Challenge! Whoops! :) But I wouldn't change anything for the world.
Have a great week!