|Four of the five rascals|
After spending the week in San Francisco, we headed up to Lake Tahoe on Saturday with my Sister and her daughter, my Brother and his family and my Mom. When we planned this trip months ago, we wanted the cousins – 5 of them between the ages of 1.5 years to 5 years old – to have some quality time together and to learn to ski! Typically, in February, there’s a solid base of snow on the mountain and the ski conditions are great. However, there hasn’t been as much snow in Tahoe this winter. I think that this is the first time that I remember seeing bare patches of dirt while riding up the gondola. Yet, the poor conditions didn’t stop the kids from running around, ice skating, drinking hot chocolate, bouncing on the giant trampoline-bungee-jump-contraption, and learning to ski. More on that later.
I really love being in Tahoe. I used to come up here a couple times a year to ski with family and friends or to celebrate 4th of July or to go hiking. There really isn’t anything like being in the mountains and I’ve been looking forward to sharing it with my kids. I’m excited that they are now getting to an age where they can remember and appreciate these experiences. We had so much fun on the mountain yesterday. The day was filled with giggles and belly laughs and silly faces and triumphs (and tears and tantrums too).
Here are some pictures from the weekend. What did you all do this weekend?