Last weekend we went up to Tahoe for a few nights to vacation with family. We have quite a big group when all of the aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews get together -- it is always guaranteed to be fun, eventful and a great time for everyone!
spent pretty much all of Friday and Friday night making sure we were
sufficiently packed for the trip and had all the necessities; hats,
beach tent, snacks, water shoes, pack 'n play, and the list goes on and
We all couldn't wait to get up into the mountains
and see the lake, so we woke up and hit the road by 7:20 Saturday
morning. The boys were perfect angels on the way up, and we only had to
stop once during our 4 1/2 hour drive. Luke slept most of the time, and I
actually had to wake him up to get him our of the car for breakfast at
Black Bear Diner. Owen stayed awake the whole drive and spent a little
time on the iPad, but mostly enjoyed looking out the window and talking
When we arrived everyone helped us unload all our stuff and we hung around for a little while.
We went out for a walk down to the lake and strolled by the all the multi-million dollar mansions on the water. We brought our BOB stroller (the best stroller in the world, in my opinion!) and our utility wagon
along on the trip so we could pull both boys around and all of our
stuff down to the beach. Both were golden! The boy's loved riding in the
wagon together to and from the cabins.
sent most of Sunday down at Incline Beach with the whole family! We
played in the water and in the sand, but mostly in the water. We went
out on floats, little boats and kayaks, ate french fries and drank mai
tais. What a fun time!
Luke napped in the stroller on the way down and on the way home, and Owen napped in the wagon on the walk back. It was perfect!
On Sunday a group of us went to Burnt Cedar beach for some more time in the water, and to let Owen catch some crawdads. I remember catching them myself when I was a kid, and it's exactly the kind of thing Owen enjoys, so it was something I really wanted him to try.
My only regret about the trip is that I didn't get a picture of everyone all together -- I'm pretty bummed about it. I also didn't get a picture of the four of us. It seemed like every time I thought of it someone was sleeping, or running off to have some fun. Maybe next year!
We all loved being up in the mountains, and if the drive weren't so long we would be up there all the time!