Friday, July 6, 2012

Lake Tahoe

So my weekend was very active were yours? My mom and brother came up to spend the weekend with us and pick up my sister. It was a funny, hectic, active weekend to say the least. The Husband gets anxious if there are too many people around. It makes him nervous.

Friday, my mom and brother arrived here early enough for dinner. I made them a nice dinner of steak, mashed potatoes and salad. For dessert we tried Marie Callenders' frozen Apple pie. The main course was delicious but the pie was disappointing. It tasted good but it was super crumbly. I couldn't cut out a decent slice try as I may. I won't be buying that again. After dinner , the boys played video games in the living room while mom, sis and I spent some time talking in our bedroom. It's nice to be able to talk to my mom in person. I really do miss her.

Saturday I made pancakes for breakfast before we went thrifting. My mom is a HUGE thrifter. Can't say I blame her she had to raise us on a shoe string budget for several years. It's a fun experience. I found a couple of things. I'll post those later. The Husband had to work overtime on Saturday. It kinda sucked but Hey overtime = more money so I'm pay with it. He got off at noon and we went to Lake Tahoe.

We (Jess and I) had only been up there once with his aunt and uncle. We didn't do much exploring either. It was just a quick drive through. This time we actually walked around more and explored the city. We had dinner at Womack's BBQ joint. It was a hole in the wall, but man, was the food delicious. We ordered some wings and ribs. The wings were really crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. I think they were deep fired instead of oven baked. It's the best wings I've ever had. The ribs were very tender and juicy. It was enough food to fill you up too. A little pricey but that's what happens when you eat in a resort town.

After dinner my mom did a little shopping buying souvenirs for my other siblings. I got a nice little shoot glass. My mom wanted to get me a mug but I have way too many mugs so I passed. Jess wanted to do something besides shopping. He hates shopping for things he doesn't need. Typical man really. We then decided to go to Emerald Bay. It was 13 miles away from Tahoe and several hundred feet up too. I think the elevation was something like 7337 feet. My mom kept saying she thought she had a sinus headache. I told her it was from the elevation. Our home town's  elevation only 1920 feet so it was a huge change for her and my siblings. Anyway we made it up there and it was truly a gorgeous sight. Lake Tahoe is very beautiful and very blue.
We found a natural waterfall called Eagle Head. It was so gorgeous. I love running water, the sound and feel of it. On thing about being that high up: the water was freezing.

I leave you with some of my quick snap shots. Hope you all have a great weekend.

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9 comments:

  1. oh wow what a beautiful place to be! the pictures are really marvellous! it seems you had a great time darling!
    kiss,mary

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    1. It was a beautiful place. Once we get a better car, I'm hoping we can go back hike the trail. I love spending time with my family.

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  2. What a pristinely beautiful setting. I like the tiny island of land out in the middle of the water. There's a similar island (called Rattlesnake Island) in one of the big lakes (Okanagan) near us, too.

    Thank you for your comment on my vintage outfit post. I'm deeply sorry to hear about your father's transgressions and can completely understand how you feel about strip clubs as result. I hope my post didn't stir up painful memories for you, dear gal, and apologize if it did.

    Wishing you a beautiful, relaxing weekend,
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you. It was a wonderful place. The little island is only accessible by boat or kayak.
      No need to worry. Your post didn't bring up any bad memories. It's just some men take it too far.

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  3. Your photos are *Gorgeous*, the scenery is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks. I forget how amazing nature really is.

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  5. Gorgeous scenery amor!
    I just love rios and they make me feel serene and calm.

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    1. Me too. I used to get hypnotized by los lagos when I was little.

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