Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Yet ANOTHER free ski day (and an embarrassing situation)

This time it was at Homewood Resort on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. The drive was 30 minutes longer than to any of the other resorts in Tahoe. Keith was able to switch his schedule around and go with me again so he and I shared the driving (more on that later). Homewood also gave Keith a free lift ticket today which was unexpected and super nice of them. The weather was great. The views SPECTACULAR!

This is Heavenly Valley Ski Resort across Lake Tahoe, on the south shore.

About the driving -- Keith drove up, I slept. I offered to drive home and sorry to say, Keith let me. Driving into Roseville, a California Highway Patrol pulled me over. Here's the conversation that took place:
Officer: I pulled you over for your speed.
Me: Oh, what was it?
Officer: 81 (in a 65)
Me: Was it just me? I wasn't passing anybody, was I?
Officer: Do you have your license and registration?
Me: Yes I do! (hands DL to officer)
Officer: So, where are you comi....... WHOA! Is this you?
Me: Yes sir, it is. (laughing)
Officer looks at the license, looks at me. Shows it to his "ride along dude." Looks back at me.
Officer: Ma'am, can you please take off your sunglasses so I can verify this is YOU?
Me: Suuuuuuuure I can.
Bad news? He wrote me a citation for speeding.
Good news? I will definitely be getting a new driver's license photo this May.


Christy said...

Too funny! LOL

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

i definately think a new license photo is in order!! LOL

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

must add the irony - my verification word was "faces" on that last comment. LOL.

Jilligan said...

What kind of camera do you use to take all your pictures? Do you carry it with you on every run? I love the pictures you take on the trail. I stopped to take one for you this morning to show you how flat it is where I run compared to the beautiful places you run.

Missy said...

That is because you are wayyyy hotter now, right;?!? Free ski just turned into $85.

Jo Lynn said...

Hey Jill - I run with the Sony Cybershot. It fits perfect in the front pocket of my hydration pack. I'm glad you enjoy my pics - I love showing off my "neck of the woods". ;)

Anonymous said...

What an ass!

Marcy said...

What tha? I didn't think it was that bad. Geez!

Jilligan said...

Jo Lynn, I have a picture posted for you.

leslie said...

I think the CHP officer should have let you go!

Southbay Girl said...

Did you have a pic of your DL? I couldn't see it since I'm on my Blackberry scouring my blogs while working outside in the cold!

Beautiful pics of south lake tahoe. I skied heavenly once-when I skied...but haven't been up there since-it really is gorgeous!!


Jo Lynn said...

Hey Penny,
Go back to February 25th - my DL pic is on that post. ;)

Southbay Girl said...

I'll look at your DL picture tomorrow before I go to work! I'll be working all night tomorrow night!! And most of the night tonight!

Bummer you aren't on's my blackberry addiction at work! I'm sitting on my arse right now waiting for them to finish lighting so we can shoot a football play that turns into a dance! An odd show I'm working on!! I'll be here late tonight!!

I'm so jealous of your trail runs lately!! I can't wait to hear about Pirates Cove-it looks stunning and I registered for the Sycamore Canyon 18k at the end of the month. I hope I'm not to burned out for it!!


209Mike said...

That's awesome. At least you can probably get into a high school dance somewhere with that ID.