vacay recap: our trip to tahoe!

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, the hubs and I were extremely lucky and blessed to spend a long week on the West Coast – Tahoe City, to be exact! This trip has been in the books since November 2013, and to say we were excited for this adventure is an understatement! The entire time was wonderful – from short hikes to long “high sierra” adventures, happy hours in the hot tub, beachin’, and everything in between, it was more than we could ever have imagined! I wanted to share some of our favorite memories, views, and of course FOOD here with you all, so sit back and enjoy!

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part of our “high sierra” expedition into Desolation Wilderness – a 14 mile adventure!

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boats loved to park in Secret Cove and take in the stunning views


our first morning waking up by the lake, at sunrise no less – this was the view from our loft!


Lisa and I

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Ross and I at Vikingsholm – 4th of July celebratory shirt and all!


Ross and Lisa

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Secret Cove – part of my and Lisa’s “sister in law” day…certainly one of the most beautiful places on the trip!

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Ross is ready to rock and roll

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estate at Vikingsholm

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views past Sand Harbor


views past Sand Harbor

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Ross playing bartender at the beach

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some leisure reading at Sand Harbor

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exploring the pier down past the Y after dinner one night

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Hula Pie!…dessert was well deserved after our 14 mile adventure

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hot tub, wine, and sunset at the chalet {standard evening fare}

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Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co! We spent a fair amount of time there one afternoon, and sampled fantastic beers!

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brother & sister

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some Ridge wine at dinner




wings for lunch at the Brewery!

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view from Desolation

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rock hopping!

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the smallest lighthouse I’ve ever seen


one of the many mountain lakes we encountered on our “high sierra” expedition

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mid-hike pitstop

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gnome tree! I could seriously stand in there and not touch the “ceiling”

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an afternoon spent cocktail-hopping around town


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beer sampler at Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co!

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there was still snow!…granted, our elevation was about 8,000 feet…

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….sometimes, you just need a marg

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greek pizza at Front Street

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morning coffee at the chalet

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we made a “california cooler” in the lake on sunday-funday!

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…so a bear broke in the day before Ross’s parents arrived. NO LIE! came in through the bedroom window, walked around and tried to exit via the back door, but all he did was create a lot of dust and debris to clean up!…an interesting start to vacation, to say the least.

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Ross showing off his uncorking skills at Spoon {out to dinner night!}

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Sugar Pine State Park – we spent a lot of time there!

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Let’s Discuss: coming soon, I’ll show you our jaunt into Sonoma County! 

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