Well after typing a nice 700 word entry, WordPress decided to sign me out and not save my draft. So now I’m starting all over and since I’m lazy I’m going to make this brief(er). I am in South Lake Tahoe for a family vacation with my parents, sister, Aunt Chris, Uncle Mark, and cousin Beron.
It is beautiful! Mountains in the background, no humidity, lots of trees and the air smells fresh like pine. It really is so gorgeous and we have rented a huge/beautiful house to live in for the week.
It was kind of a terrible day of traveling to get here mostly because I was so sleep deprived from last week. Despite sucking down as much espresso as possible, I still passed out on the Phoenix airport floor. Once we finally landed in Reno we hit the slots right off the plane (they’re everywhere) and then got our sweet Chevy Traverse rental car to drive the 90 minutes up to our house on Heavenly Mountain.
After settling in we ordered the biggest pizza I’ve ever seen and had a few drinks in our hot tub before crashing for the night.
Sunday morning we had breakfast at The Driftwood Cafe in Heavenly Village. We found it on Yelp and it was exactly what we wanted. Fresh food, big menu, and great service.
I ordered the make-your-own omelet with egg white, bacon, parm, green peppers, and 2 slices of avocado. My side was a little fruit cup with scooped out melon balls. I also had some really good sourdough bread. We all thought we were putting butter and jelly on our toast but at the very end my mom realized the butter was hidden on the other side of the table and we had actually all been eating mayonnaise with our jelly. So that was weird. My dad and uncle thought it was hilarious and renamed it “butt-naise.” Mature, I know.
I just made everyone snap a pic of their meals.
My dad also had an omelet
Mom had a really good fried egg sandwhich
My aunt had egg whites & toast
Sis had a veggie breakfast burrito with guac
Ber had the pancakes that actually came with hash browns sandwiched between
and Mark ordered the Ranchos del Driftwood with a black bean chicken chili sauce that he said was “Muy delicioso.”
After breakfast we grocery shopped and I convinced my mom to get a can of illy coffee which everyone loves.
Then we went to an art fair and a flea market. Theres a lot of western, Native American influence here and the art fair was a lot of dreamcatchers, jewelry (I got a cute pair of turquoise earrings) as well as tapestries and natural stones.
This picture is a man who looked like he was living out of a truck complete with a tv and satellite dish. There was also a guy selling stuff in the flea market and when I picked up a glass he said, “If you like it, its $7, if not $10 and if you have any weed to trade you’ll get a long way with me.” O Tahoe, how I love you.
Later I ran on the hills around our house. It kicked my butt but felt great and even to my surprise I managed 3 miles!
We ended he night at the movies while our parents went to the casino. They didn’t win anything (so we wont be moving here anytime soon.) But, we saw “Crazy, Stupid, Love” which was so cute and sweet.
All in all, it was a great day and I’m excited for today!