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Lake Tahoe: A Prairie Walk February 22, 2012

Filed under: California,Family,Friends,Lake Tahoe,Travel — Kelocity @ 8:43 pm
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On Sunday, we made plans to have a quiet day in Tahoe, everyone split up to do their own thing and we made plans to catch up with one of Irving’s high school friends and his girlfriend. At first, we tried to grab lunch at a place we found on Yelp called Lake Taco. We thought the name was hilarious and searched and searched for it… turns out, it’s basically a beach hut that is only open in the summer. Fail.

So we ended up at a place up the street called Margaritas. It was pretty good, though I just had a basic quesadilla with some rice and guac. 

And then we drove to a walking path and took it wherever the trail led us, which happened to be this gorgeous sprawling marsh (looked like a prairie though!)

I’m sure that on an average year, this place is packed with snow, but it has been a strange year, and it became the perfect place for a winter hike.
PS.. major points for being able to zip my winter coat! It was a tight fit, but me and the baby were able to stay warm!


Friends for almost 20 years!

We had a blast with these guys, wish we lived closer!

We tried to get some artsy pictures, but the sun was so high in the sky the shadows were tough.
Notice the mittens? They’re from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics!

As we kept walking, our terrain turned from Marsh to Beach! Lake Tahoe is amazing. So picturesque and everywhere you look has a fabulous view.

I wanted so badly to make a snowman next to a sandcastle. But it was a little too cold.



That night, Irving went out to hang with his friends again and Erica and I headed to the Casino to grab a buffet dinner. It was fabulous. I wasn’t sure what I was in the mood for, so assembling a plate of randoms (mac & cheese, salad, bok choy, etc!) seemed perfect. I have to really be in the mood for a buffet, but this one hit the spot. The soft serve for dessert was heaven too!

The next day, everyone hit the slopes at Heavenly to ski and I stayed in bed til after noon! Can’t remember the last time I did that! But I wasn’t feeling that great and felt a cold coming on, so I used the time to rest up. I went to the doctor yesterday and turns out I actually have an infection in my lungs that is causing the most annoying cough. It’s been a rough week, but I’m hoping it goes away soon. Every time I cough I apologize to the baby for the earthquake it must be causing in there!

Anyways, looks like everyone had a great time on the mountain though!

Check out the views they had of the lake from up there too! Jealous!

On the way out, we grabbed dinner at the Hard Rock Café and then hit the road back home to LA. 8 more hours in the car! It was a fabulous weekend away, and one of the last ones until the baby comes!


Lake Tahoe Fun March 26, 2010

Filed under: Friends,Lake Tahoe — Kelocity @ 10:13 pm
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Last weekend, Irving and I headed up to Lake Tahoe for a fun weekend with some family and friends! We met up with EJ, Sarah, Sarah #2, Doug, Jake and Janie! It was such a blast.

We flew into Reno early on Saturday morning. From the airport, we headed directly to a Snow Mobile tour! It was a BLAST!

We suited up and headed out. We had to take a school bus to the trailhead. We totally felt like we were going on a Field Trip. haha

When we got there, we had to pick our machines! They had so many!

We picked a good one and we were ready to go!

Hi Guys!

And were off!

We headed up the mountains and at the top, we had AMAZING views of Lake Tahoe!

It was perfect, so we had a photoshoot!

Brother and Sister!

Sister and Sister!

Irving and I!
Yay for old friends! (Sarah and I!)

The boys! Doug and Irving!

HAHAHA this picture makes me laugh!

On the way down, I drove a little bit! Kind of scary along those cliffs!
And my sisters will appreciate that I probably stuck out my tongue the whole way down. Bahahaha!

Towards the end, we stopped for a hot chocolate break! They have a "secret recipe" and we were trying to figure out what it was!

We think it might have been cinnamon or some other kind of spice. It was really good.

But I definitely couldn’t finish a whole cup of it. Too much of a good thing I guess. 🙂

Then we headed back on our machines for the rest of the tour!


For some more highlights, check out the video we made! It was so much fun!

That night, we went out to celebrate Jake and Janie’s birthday!

I was in a random mood and got an awesome salad with a side of saffron rice. MMmm!

The next day, Sarah and Doug went snowboarding and the rest of us hung out in South Lake Tahoe. We walked along the beach and it was absolutely GORGEOUS!


Pretending to fight "like real sisters". hahaha

Hubby and I!

I think this is a cute picture of Irving and Jake. :) 

Then we spent the rest of the day in the Casinos. Irving really wanted to gamble on the NCAA games that were on. Thankfully, we found a smoke-free sportsbook inside Harvey’s Casino. It was actually pretty nice. I think overall, we lost, but I totally won on the "Goldfish" Slot game!

Unfortunately, while were losing all our money in the casinos and Sarah & Doug were snowboarding, Doug broke his shoulder! It was so sad. Getting hurt on vacation totally stinks. We felt really bad. Get better soon, Doug!!! It was such a bummer. We love you guys!

The next day, Irving, Sarah, EJ, Jake and Janie headed up the mountain to ski. I didn’t want to risk breaking my leg a month before the Boston Marathon, so I opted out. Looks like they had a great time though!

While they were out,  I totally enjoyed some alone time in the beautiful weather. I went for a long walk and snapped a few pictures.

Then I had an amazing massage at one of the resorts. So refreshing! I finished with just enough time to catch Irving’s last run down Heavenly.

Here’s the video of his last run. He’s a rockstar on those snow blades!

What a great trip!!


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