Winter Wonderland in Tahoe

This thanksgiving I did something a little different…In the past my family would gather at a relatives house. We would prepare the table, prepare the food, play some games, and eat dinner all under one roof. However, this year I escaped and I went on a little road trip with some friends.

Where did we go??!

We went to Lake Tahoe!

Was there snow this early you may ask?

Yes, there was snow!

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We traveled Thursday afternoon and arrived around 7 (it was about a four and a half hour dirve) just in time for dinner at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort. Was the dinner good? It was fanatastic! It was no thanksgiving dinner, it was practically a feast! They had so much food and so many options. They had turkey, ham, crab, shrimp, oysters and so much more.

That night we came back from dinner we got settled in to our gorgeous cabin. It was big, cozy, and very, very red. It had 3 large bedrooms, 4 beds, to bathrooms, a large living room, and a big kitchen and dinning area.

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Here’s the view from the back of our cabin.

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 Friday morning instead of going to the stores, I spent the day on the slopes!

We went to the Mt Rose Tahoe’s highest base resort (8260′).

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On our way home I made our driver pull over so we could capture this amazing view!

Check out these amazing colors and the view!

Absolutely no filters needed in these pictures.

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Saturday was our last day in Tahoe. We spent the morning making breakfast and packing up the cars. Then made our way back up the mountain and to another ski resort, Sugar Bowl.

Our half day on the mountain started off pretty good…

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Then  we noticed a storm rolling in…it got darker and colder…Displaying FullSizeRender.jpg

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Although we were in the mist of a storm, we stayed and skied until they closed the lift.

The travel home took much longer than expected. It took us around six and half hours to get home. I’m not sure what made the traffic worst, the storm of the fact that we were traveling thanksgiving weekend, either way, I’m happy we made it back in one piece and I’m very thankful for the wonderful friends that joined me and invited me to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with them.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

 

South Lake Tahoe

If you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed all my recent pictures from my vacation to Lake Tahoe.

Sorry it’s taken me this long to post about it, but we got home very late Sunday and I went straight to bed. I had to work the following morning, but here is it now. Enjoy!

Mini Vacation To:

South Lake Tahoe

When we’ve gone to Lake Tahoe in the past we’ve typically stayed at a family friends house which she rents out. She lives close to some amazing hikes and we’ll typically go hiking, exploring some grounds around the area, or go to Fallen Leaf Beach or Angora Lake, but this time we did something completely new.

Lodging

We stayed in a great resort in South Lake Tahoe, the Marriott Timber Lodge, right below to Heavenly.

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Our stay at the Marriott was great! The kids had so much fun in the pool and in Kids Club where they had activities all day long! The adults and I on the trip had fun as well drinking by the pool and exploring in Heavenly Village!

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Unfortunately, due to very strong winds we were not able to take the gondolas up to Heavenly and do the fun activities up in the area. However, if you do have great weather I recommend you take the gondolas to Heavenly because there are so many activities to do at the top of the mountains. You can go zip-lining, tubbing, and there a fun coaster to ride on too! You can watch a video of the fun coaster HERE!

Food

Food is also very important because well we all have to eat. Well if your going to South Lake Tahoe and need some where to find some great food Heavenly is the place to go! They have an amazing restaurant we visit every time we go, Base Camp Pizza Co. There pizza is amazingly delicious!! And if your not in the mood for pizza that alright because they’ve got many other food options you can choose from on their menu.

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Another of our favorite stops is Heidi’s. This is a Pancake house open everyday from 7am to 2pm and it’s been around for over 50 years. There food is great, the pancakes are yummy, and their crapes and one of their specialties.

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This next food option is one we just discovered and have rated it a 5 out of 5, Sonney’s BBQ Shack Bar and Grill. This is a new restaurant on the map, it just opened two years ago. The men were in the mood for some BBQ and this definitely hit the spot. Just look at one the meals they got!

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I’m telling you know, if you’re in the mood for some great pulled pork or some amazing ribs stop at Sonney’s BBQ Shack Bar and Grill!

Swim

Now it’s time to share with you the beaches we went to and swam in! Like I mentioned before it was a bit breezy during our stay in Tahoe, so we didn’t do too much swimming in the lake.

This time around we went to Richardson beach and Round Hills Pines Beach Resort.

Check out some of the amazing pictures I took of the water and the mountains.

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An amazing day at Richardson Beach.

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Look at the snow at the top of the mountains!

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We bought this pink flamingo at a toy shop in Heavenly Village, but I’ve also found that they sell it only! Click here to see it.

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Mountains, boats and boys, my favorite view!

And that’s a wrap for my recent trip to Lake Tahoe!!

Thanks for reading!

XOXO