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Our First Trip to Lake Tahoe

This past weekend we celebrated two years in California with our first trip to Lake Tahoe. We decided to go to South Lake Tahoe, specifically Heavenly Mountain, and stayed at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, which used to be an Embassy Suites. This meant a great breakfast both mornings, a nice pool with a jacuzzi, and free adult beverages in the evenings.

We left Pleasanton Friday morning and were able to beat the snow. The kids ice skated for hours on Friday and we enjoyed a great late lunch at Base Camp Pizza. We had ice cream before heading back to the hotel for swimming.

I pressed Beth hard to let me go skiing on Saturday, but she held firm, so I went tubing with she and the kids. At Heavenly, you take a gondola up to the ski resort. Along the way, you can stop at the observatory for a great view of Lake Tahoe. Tubing was a lot of fun, but super expensive ($30/person for 1 hour = $180 total). We ended up getting 5-6 runs in down the slope. The best part, though, was the heavy snowfall all day. While the snow was fun, it was terrible for building a snowman, so we called it quits and went back down the mountain for lunch at Basecamp Pizza AGAIN! Since we ate a late lunch on Saturday, we opted for ice cream at Cold Stone for dinner.

Click on this picture for a photo story of our trip.  Enjoy!


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