My apologies for a complete lack of blogging lately. I just haven’t had the motivation to go through the hundreds of photos that have been taken at the various events and trips from the past two months.
I’ll start from last month…

Bill and I planned to take a week-long vacation sometime in June. We discussed spending a week in south Florida including a few nights somewhere among the Keys. Bill had to work there for a week in early June and was miserable in the humidity and eaten alive by mosquitoes. While he was gone I realized that my increased sensitivity to the heat wouldn’t be all that great. So the evening that he got home, we both agreed that we wouldn’t be spending out vacation in Florida. Next on the list to check was Lake Tahoe.

We scheduled our vacation for the week of June 20th, and even had James, Kristen and Logan joining us for the weekend at the beginning of our trip. Some changes in our workloads and project deadlines caused difficulty with being away from work for both of us, so we pushed the trip back one week. But we still went up to Tahoe for the weekend of June 20th with the Yeoms. They drove up from the Bay Area and picked us up at the airport in Sacramento. Here are some photos from that quick trip:

From the dock at Zephyr Cove Marina.

On Saturday we took a day cruise on the MS Dixie II. The weather was quite warm on the back deck but chilly in the front when the wind hit you from the water.

Logan thought watching the paddlewheel was pretty nifty.

Believe it or not, Bill wasn’t working… he was sending a photo of the view to Louie.

 
Bill wanted proof that we brought our kid to Lake Tahoe… Not much of a tummy here. Don’t worry, it’s bigger now.

A shot of Fannette Island in Emerald Bay. There were a bunch of hikers checking out the tea house at the top.
 

Mmmm, a hot dog. I wasn’t even aware of the camera…

James’ “I’m on a Boat!” impression.

Towards the end of the two hour trip, Logan started getting bored… I guess gorgeous mountains and alpine lake start to look boring to a three year old after a while. At one point he noticed some other kids eating french fries and chicken nuggets out of a cardboard boat. The cruise kitchen was selling the lunch at a touristy-overpriced rate, but the waitress was gracious enough to give Logan just the boat. He didn’t need the the food, just the toy.
 
He got a lot of playtime out of that thing.

To keep Logan occupied, I strapped my point-and-shoot camera to his wrist and let him take some photos…

This was the best shot he got. You really can’t do wrong with such beautiful landscape… even with a crooked horizon.

Saturday evening we walked around the Stateline area and did some window shopping.

Logan’s best bear impression.

On Sunday, we had breakfast at the Red Hut Cafe. (the BEST breakfast in all of Lake Tahoe, by the way.) I was feeling under the weather and opted to stay in the hotel until it was time to head back to Sacramento. While I slept, Bill, James, Kristen and Logan drove around.

  Emerald Bay from the visitor’s parking lot.

At one point they stopped at a recreation park that has a beach so Logan could put his feet in the water.

 
At the last minute he totally chickened out and almost killed Kristen’s back as his feet started to disappear. I think all toddlers do this to their parents at least once.

  
When Kristen’s back couldn’t take it anymore, James gave it a try. Silly boy!

It was a really nice trip and we got some really beautiful photos.

We’re already talking about going again next year for a longer trip. So far we have a few people willing to pitch in to renting a house…

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About wobetxela

Artist, mom, traveler, hiker, babywearer (for as long as they'll let me) and hobbyist photographer.
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3 Responses to

  1. oldpartner says:

    What beautiful pictures!  I’m glad that you were able to get away for awhile!

  2. christao408 says:

    Gorgeous weather up there!

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