Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tahoe Trip

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 backyard


The view from the end of the block


The view from the front porch


The livingroom


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.

1 comment:

mclunch would like to have a word with you said...

Congrats on the kiddo. Love the blog guys. I just started my own. http://mclunch.blogspot.com/

Let's get together with the Campbells for drinks sometime...