|This was the program. It had all the auction items, and auction rules inside.|
Saturday at 4, we checked in at a local high school, got our name tags, table assignment, and bidder number, hopped on a shuttle, and headed up to China Wall. It was a bit surreal as I kept stealing glances at the folks around me wondering who among us where the people who bid thousands of dollars on things. Spoiler alert...the most normal looking folks, dressed in jeans and boots, bid $800 for a cake to eat for dessert at the table next to us.
|The tents had the auction items underneath, as well as a wine bar, and a beer tent.|
|The item we were bidding on is the picture with all the blue sky, infront of the man in the striped shirt. I was on pins and needles every time someone walked up to it, hoping they wouldn't bid.|
Then the real money making auction began, the live auction. There were some amazing items. 2 beautiful panoramic photos of the mountain, trips to Costa Rica, Lake Tahoe, private plane tours, a private gourmet dinner party at the summit, private parties at wineries.....as you can imagine, the bids were staggering, and it was highly entertaining and fascinating to watch. After that, dinner was over and the dancing began. Brian went over to claim our item and pay up.
Thank you, Brian!