Dylan had a blast playing in the new pool. He will be doing cannon balls and swimming laps in no time.
korey celebrated her first birthday at THE Hai this past weekend. Not a bad place to celebrate ;).
The McCormack Clan and RWC Buckhouts shared in a little pool time, (BBQ) Island grilling and present opening festivities.
The birthday celebration did continue on however to Monday when korey, her brother Michael, her childhood friend Tracy and I ventured up to the wine country for the big day. It was sunny, warm and an absolutely perfect day for wine tasting.
For the winos in the crew below are the wineries we ventured to. The first one on the list was extra special because Tracy knew the owners who took very good care of us. Not too mention it was one of our favorite wineries to begin with..awesome Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Syrah.
- Everett Ridge (also own Esterlina Wines): http://www.everettridge.com/
- Rochioli http://www.paternowines.com/wines/california/rochioli/
- Moshin http://www.moshinvineyards.com/
- Gary Farrell http://garyfarrellwines.com/
Now Serving at THE Hai: Everett Ridge 2004 Sauvignon Blanc
Oh and in other Bali Hastings Hai news our brand new sign arrived courtesy of our dear (and generous friends) Ashley and Jan. Check it out doesn’t it look awesome! So for those of you who have one too many Dog Island Ice Teas and fall asleep in The Lounge at least you’ll know where you are when you wake up ;).
So for those of you who may have noticed the little “Lounge Talk” box in the right hand column but don’t have a clue what it is, are afraid of it or just don’t know what to do with it I thought I should explain…
So just like any good resort or public pool has a life guard on duty to oversee the pool, answer questions from the swimmers and remind folks to wear sun tan lotion and not to dive so does THE Hai.
That little box on the right side column lets you chat live with whichever life guard is on duty. You can ask how the weather is at THE Hai, check on the pool temperature, get grilling or cocktail tips, find out what’s playing on the rock speaker or just say hi! It’s up to you; we just ask that you identify yourself by editting the Nick Name from “meeboguest ####” to whatever you want.
And remember just like any Life Guard can kick you out of the pool for bad behavior the Life Guards at THE Hai will do the same if you don’t behave on the chat.
So have fun and say hi next time you stop by the Virtual Bali Hastings Hai 🙂
Want to take a little of THE Hai home with you here is our first cocktail recipe installment:
- One part gin
- One part vodka
- One part light rum
- One part triple sec
- 2 parts sweet and sour mix (3 parts if planning on indulging in multiple cocktails)
- One part diet soda of your choice (THE Hai uses Diet Pepsi)
- One part club soda
- Top if off with a splash of Dark Rum and a slice of lemon
Note: A typical Long Island Ice Tea also uses Tequilla but some Hai Timers (e.g. MOI) can’t do Tequilla so we just omit it and it taste just fine ;).
So THE Hai officially opened Labor Day weekend (after countless pre opening events) to much pool fare.
In an attempt to be good hostesses Korey and I spent most of the weekend feeding, entertaining, floating with, imbibing and providing towels to the guests. That left little (to really no time) for us to take pictures so we had to rely on friends.
Highlights of the Grand Opening Festivities:
- Dog Island Ice Teas “The Blog #1 Pick” were enjoyed (maybe a little too enjoyed)
- The 3 Year Old Synchronized Rock Jump Off Competition
- The christening of the BBQ Island
- Late night Beach Ball Volleyball Competition in the pool (I’m pretty sure Lucy the dog won)
- Dori’s new romance with Dominic (The Rock)
- The lighting of the Tiki Torches
- And so much more
We really want to thank everyone who helped open THE HAI and most importantly we want to thank you for your love and support through this entire process.
We especially want to give a shout out to Tracy and her daughters Sklyar and Joslyn for being assistant hostess galore during the weekend festivities. Oh and of course to Zack’s Mini Me Cooper for making sure we were notified with a few barks each time a guest arrived. Thanks!
Remember our swimming hole is your swimming hole so please (seriously PLEASE) don’t wait for another big bash to bring your swim gear over just come on by!
FESTIVITIE PICTURES COURTESY OF OUR GUESTS
THE DAY AFTER