We took our first trip up to Tahoe last weekend and rented a big house with some friends. It was a great time. I tried to snowboard, fell, tried to snowboard, fell, etc. While Kate got some much needed relaxation - cooking, reading, napping - all surrounded by snow. It couldn't have been more fun (if you don't count my bruises.)
We went up early on Friday morning so we could check out some of the area, starting with Squaw Valley - site of the 1960 Winter Olympics
Then the lake itself - the north shore of Lake Tahoe
Our house for the weekend - in Alpine Meadows
The view from the end of the block
The view from the front porch
Kate exploring the ginormous kitchen
Kate and Jen working on dinner
Dinner Friday night
Complete with Kate's famous Apple Crisp dessert
Then it was on to game night
Here I am after my snowboarding lesson the next day at Alpine Meadows (hiding the pain...)
Fellow mountain-goers Russ...
...and Jen and Jon
Saturday night saw a much needed trip to the hot tub, followed by some dominoes
Then a great Sunday breakfast before we hit the road.