We had an amazing opportunity to take a trip to Lake Tahoe last week (a huge thanks to Aunt Lisa)! My Mom, Darel, Nathan, Jacob and I stayed for a week in Squaw Valley - home to the 1960 Olympics in a beautiful condo at the base of the mountain, where the ski lifts were right out our front door. It was an awesome vacation, very relaxing and we had a great time. Again, I didn't have my camera, but luckily Darel had his camera with him, we were able to capture some of our vacation. My mom, Jacob and I flew out of Seattle into Reno airport, while Nathan and Darel drove down with all our luggage (and numerous Jacob items) so we didn't have to rent a car. Mom's poor Lexus got to meet some very interesting hunting roads on the way down, many dirt roads that turned into highways along the way (hey, it's the way the GPS told them to go). Needless to say, the boys took I-5 all the way back home. This was Jacob's first plane ride and he did GREAT! No crying, he loved looking out the window and thankfully, both flights were not full, so we had an extra seat for him - which he thought was pretty cool.
Here is the village next to our condo, most of the stores and restaurants had strange hours because it wasn't peak season yet. The weather was warm for the first 5 days we were there, then snowed the last 2 days. We would love to see the area covered in the snow, but it was great to be there during the non-tourist season, especially with Jacob. Thank goodness there was a Starbucks in the Village, only open from 7am-5pm which is unheard of in Seattle, many are open 24 hours. I think the most money we spent in Tahoe was at Starbucks throughout the week!!! Good old Chai Teas and Latte and Mochas!
We took a drive around Lake Tahoe many times, it was so beautiful. We spent a lot of time in Tahoe City and South Lake Tahoe. The houses were amazing around the lake... what a life!
I wish we had gotten better pictures of Jake sliding, he absolutely loved it! He would laugh all the way down the slide.
Taking a walk along the waterfront, Jacob wanted to get out of the stroller and have some fun. As I am sure I have mentioned, he is a very independent little boy, refuses to hold anyone's hand and runs the exact opposite way you are trying to get him to go. But it's just so adorable to watch him run across the grass!
It became extremely windy on our 6th day at Tahoe, what a huge difference from the nice calm water and weather we were used to when we first arrived.
He loved this bear in the airport, I think he wanted to take it home with him.