Sunday, January 27, 2013

Tahoe Ski Trip

We squeezed in a trip to Tahoe right before Christmas.  There is a really small resort up there that caters to families.  We were able to get a great rate with the Air Force.  Rhone and Ben got to enjoy the hot tub, while I stayed in the room with fussy/teething Sylvie.  I was sad to miss out on the peaceful beauty of fresh snow.  The next morning we had a gourmet breakfast at the lodge.  It was included and it was yummy.  The weather was crazy and snow was coming down in sheets.  It took us 5 hours to make the 2 hour drive up there (mostly because of the chain laws in CA).  All the fresh powder made it rough skiing for a little guy, but he was brave and had a great time.  It is so fun to watch my kids learn something new.  Sylvie was a real trooper and spent the whole time in the back pack carrier. There was great Mexican food at the little warming hut.  Next time we go we need to spend 2 nights so that Ben can get in some real skiing and Sylvie can nap in the hotel.  It was a gorgeous place and truly got us in the mood for Christmas.

She is such a trooper.  Thank heavens for the shade turned snow canopy.

The 1960 Winter Olympics were held at Squaw Valley right down the road from where we stayed.
Can you believe that in an hours drive from the winter wonderland we can buy fresh from the tree mandarins?  California Agriculture is really new and interesting to me.

1 comment:

  1. You'll have to tell me if Rhone liked the skiing or not. Here are some of the sites that have great ideas. Also if he likes the videos, DK eyewitness and national geographic make great educational videos that the kids like as well.