Hello out there!
I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus. Excuses here, excuse there. Kids, life, baby, more excuses. Wine.
Last week commenced Summer break (read: Natalie’s done with school) and since we’ve never been good at sitting still, the first thought we had when we woke up was, where should we run off too?
Lake Tahoe seemed to be as good a choice as any. And, #91- Cruise the lake in a boat has nagged at me since January 2014. Specifically because we spent our first weekend of the new year staying at a lodge and had a cruise booked, only to have it cancelled because of the one-and what seemed to be the ONLY- snow storm of the year. This isn’t the first time Mother Nature interfered with my Bucket List [insert mad face emoticon here].
Lake Tahoe is a bit of a conundrum for me. I’ve come to the conclusion that despite dozens of trips to this place growing up, I’ve never once really done it ‘right.’ Typically, I have been either too broke, too lost, too drunk, or with a group too big and as a result I’ve either never really skii’d, never swam, never been to the beach on a warm day, never gambled, never got a good night sleep in a nice bed. And at best, if any of these things did happened…. I never remembered. Tahoe must have realized this in my hiatus and has actually done some fabulous upgrades to the entire area.
This time we did it right. Including a boat cruise around the lake- it’s the bluest lake I’ve ever been on, and breathtaking. We stayed 3 days at the Base Camp Hotel (ahhhmazing), got a private tour of Emerald Bay, cruised the Tahoe Queen around the lake, tried some new restaurants and shopped all the little boutique shops that are popping up everywhere. I’ve been told the same Corporation that redid Vail & Aspen are redoing Tahoe. Smart move for Tahoe commerce for sure. Job well done, “We will be back.”