Tanning in Tahoe

From the moment we made the decision to move to the West Coast, we knew that taking a trip to Lake Tahoe would be at the top of our list of things to do. For awhile, it felt like a major production that we would have to spend time planning and setting aside a significant amount of time for, as it is over three hours from the city.

However,  just days before Joe’s birthday weekend, we made the spontaneous decision to just go. No planning, no stress, just hopping in the car on a Saturday morning and booking a hotel on the way.

The landscape around Tahoe is just incredible. These were our views immediately after getting off the highway…

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Just don’t get too close to the edge! It was a pretty terrifying drop.Tahoe 11

Selfie reflection in his sunglasses…oops!Tahoe 10

A birthday lunch has to include a flight of beer, obviously. A generous sampling at The Brewery.
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After a quick lunch, we headed to the beach at Zephyr Cove. My mind was boggled by the concept of sitting on the beach in 80-degree weather with snow-capped mountains looming in the distance.

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It also helped that we had access to Sunset Bar & Grille and their strawberry daiquiris right on the beach.

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The setting sun.

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On Sunday, we felt a bit more adventurous and ended up renting jet skis. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of us in action,  as I knew my phone would go swimming if I tried to bring it along.

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Definitely a place that I would return to over and over again. It’s amazing how the California lifestyle has allowed me to stop letting everything be such a production- spontaneous trip to Tahoe? Quick day trip up to Napa? Why not? I’ve become accustomed to just getting out there and doing things without hesitation, which has made life a lot more fun lately. Hopefully, there will be more trips coming soon!

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