Monday, May 25, 2009


We arrived home from our 8 day vacation on Lake Tahoe. What an amazing time we had! The weather was excellent and so was our condo. I've personally never been to Tahoe before, so I was unsure of pretty much everything. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect time together as a family. I feel so blessed that we were able to go.

Here we are, hanging out on our "private" beach in front of our condo. (William couldn't be bothered to stop sifting sand to take a picture!) There literally was no one there the week we were there, as we came just before their busy time. By the time we were leaving people were starting to file in, since it was soon to be Memorial Day.

John wanted to go fishing so we set out for Sugar Pine State Park (another location on Lake Tahoe). John thought that maybe the water would be deeper and better for fishing than off the dock in front of our condo...nope! It was still shallow and he didn't get a single bite. We had this beach to ourselves, too, so the afternoon was wonderful!

Towards the end of our stay we decided to go kayaking...with William! I really wanted to take him out on the Lake in a canoe, but finding a place that rented them turned out to be we rented kayaks. He was a little nervous about the whole thing, but he loved it just the same. John had a hard time paddling with him wedged in between his legs, but somehow we all made it through the Tahoe Keys Marina and out onto the "big Lake".

On another afternoon John and I took off for Zephyr Cove for a boat ride! It was a 50 foot catamaran that had 2 "bathrooms", bar, 2 private rooms (for those who needed them! lol...) and sections that were glass-bottomed. The Lake was quite calm (so much for sailing!) but it was so relaxing! We propped up bean bags and pretty much laid out on the deck the whole time, taking in the beautiful snow-capped mountains and alpine air. The ride was the highlight of the trip for me.

We also drove over to the beautiful Emerald Bay, viewing the Vikingsholm Castle from a distance. The hike to the castle was a steep, rocky one mile, and John didn't think that in my "condition" it would be a good idea to hike to it. Next year!

Well...back to the daily routine. It was great to get away and relax, but I'm so glad to be back home again!


Grandma A said...


Tennisc G said...

Nice UT hat...!

Maria said...

I have never been to Lake Tahoe. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us!