About a year ago, our friend Tase lost her battle with cancer. She was 35 years old. Tase was part of the "Club Pavo" gang, which is a bunch of crazy friends that get together for big parties several times a year. So when the anniversary came, the Club Pavo gang thought it would be fitting to celebrate her memory doing something Tase loved to do: Throw a party!
From left to right, Tim, Christine's cousin, wife and daughter (I forgot their names already), Victor, Gary, Ann's forehead and Viki. (08/06/05)
The party was held at our friends Christine and Cassidy's house (the same ones we went to Alaska with last year). Actually it was supposed to be at Rachel & Peter's house, but had to be moved after their four-year-old broke his femur on the monkey bars (he'll be fine, but is in a body cast for the next 4-6 weeks, which is no fun for a four-year-old).
Viki, Victor and Christine mug for the camera. (08/06/05)
The theme of the party was two-fold. To remember our friend Tase, whom we all miss very much, but also to appreciate our friends that are still with us. It was a fun party and we had a very nice time. We also had a chance to see Christine's mom Jean, who also accompanied us on that cruise to Alaska last year. It was nice seeing her again.
Our hotel room at the Marriott in the Gaslamp ... not bad for a free room, eh? (08/06/05)
We stayed that night at the Marriott Hotel in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp district. It was a very nice room, but the best thing about it was that it was free! We were trying to get a decent hotel on Priceline, but every bid we made was rejected. So finally Tim called Marriott and cashed in some of his Marriott points that he accrued on all his business travel. Gotta love that.
The view from our hotel room ... overlooking Petco Park where the Padres play and the Coronado bridge. (08/06/05)