Monday, May 16, 2011

Tahoe...

Having the boys on a year round schedule has been a blessing. We have always looked forward to our times "off" and it has been nice to be able to vacation all throughout the year during off peak times to avoid the crowds. Now with Erik starting middle school next year and the announcement that the elementary school is going to a traditional schedule, we celebrated the boys last off track time with a trip to Tahoe, one of our favorite spots! We rent a house there and as always we had a great, relaxing time. I will miss our times "off-track" But I feel grateful that my boys will all be on the same schedule next year.

Here's what we did:

Played in the snow and boy was there A LOT of it!





Hot tub
Brett and the boys got in...it was just a little too cold for my taste, so I watched them from inside the warm house, sitting by the fire.




Commons Beach playground by the Lake





Picnic
If it looks like we're in the car, it's because we are. We packed a picnic and headed off to the beach, but it was soooo cold and windy that after we sat down at the picnic table to eat, Brett and I looked at each other and burst out laughing, because it was FREEZING! So we headed back to the car to finish our "picnic" somewhere warm





Shopping

8 fabulous comments:

Andrea said...

that looks really fun... although I think I will wait until the snow melts to go visit. We should plan a trip and meet you guys there.

Karen said...

How fun! Your car picnic made me laugh out loud. Brrrrr! Hey, I think I've seen that bear before... ;)

Karen said...

Haven't you taken pictures by that bear in previous years, with fewer kids??

Melanie said...

Karen,
There was another pic by a bear (with fewer kids), but it was a different one. I had forgotten all about that until you mentioned it. Too funny! :)

Melanie said...

Annie,
We should plan to meet there! It is so fun!

Ali said...

I didn't know you guys went to Tahoe. Looks like you had so much fun!! I love the car picnic, I think they will catch on :)

The Whitney News said...

Wow! That place looks like a blast! Can we come next time! I love that both you and Brett laughed in the car instead of getting upset (which often happens when we put so much preperation into things & they don't work out!) Bet the boys loved the snow!

becky said...

These pictures bring back some fun memories of Tahoe . . . minus the snow, of course! I can't believe how much snow there is. The car picnic was a creative answer to a disappointing afternoon. What a great vacation!