Hello my dear friends! I am back, well-rested and revived from a family vacation to Lake Tahoe.
I left looking and feeling like this:
And return to all my (insert single digit number here) fans a new woman:
We’ve just returned from Lake Tahoe. Yes, there was snow–epic snow! Almost as much snow as we’ve had this past winter! Isn’t it ironic? All winter long my posts have been an unending pity party about how long the winter has been, how unfair the snow piles up, how depressed I became because of the long, unending, snowy winter…
The difference was it was a family gathering of cousins–my husbands cousins and their spouses and children and it was so much fun! We skied, we ate, we snow-shoed, we played with dogs which were all great, but what made it terrific was spending time and getting to know relatives I’ve only sent Christmas greetings once a year. It was hard to leave them and I wonder how we could have let all this time go by without having a get-together sooner?
My only regrets? Just a few: 1. Our older son had to work and couldn’t join us for this vacation 2. there were so many snow storms that I couldn’t manage to meet my darling sister Kate and her family–it was hard being so close and not seeing her and 3. the week went by so quickly.
The vacation began uneventfully, early and with the usual expectation of flying/driving for about a day.
It was worth it, once we arrived. None of us had ever been to Lake Tahoe. We came to ski and there was no lack of snow.
The best photos have yet to be downloaded from my husbands camera, so this will be a two blog entry (To make up for the lack of blogging I’ve been doing????? I heard that Maaaaaaaahhhhk!)
Here’s a few from my phone–such a great time and fantastic memories.
We had amazing meals every day–Ronnie, Julie and Chelsea are amazing cooks. I did not come close to skiing off one meal, let alone all 57 I ate while I was there. I’m in serious training mode and hoping for a late start to summer–or that the latest beachwear fashion will be very caftan-like this summer.
Can you believe I found a bike? Well I did and am a bit cheesed-off that not one of my family members would create a distraction so I could ride off on this bad boy beach cruiser.
We found the land of the giants and sat in their chair when it was safe.
Now you know where the white-hot colorful plastic sunglasses trend started…Oh, it hasn’t caught on yet? Wait for it….
I found a kindred spirit–in spirit–Ronnie’s car collection rivals my bicycle fleet. He’s got some real beauties–a Model T, Maxwell Smart’s car, a vintage Jaguar with a hood about 10 feet long…and this Corvette. Don’t worry, I didn’t make him jealous by talking about my bikes.
There’s just a little of the Tahoe vacation. It was a great time despite all the snow on top of all the snow we had here–which melted while we were gone!
The terriers got to spend a week at Camp Spoiled Dog and got styled, fluffed and buffed on their last day so they arrived home roughly 3x the size they usually are because I never fluff or buff them. Despite all that frou-frou attention, I have been in a chilly zone and often receive looks like this:
which doesn’t make me regret anything. Sorry dogs.