Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Lake Tahoe { part 2 }

Lake Tahoe continued to amaze us with its beauty when we drove up to Emerald Bay. It was kind of a scary drive as the road became quite narrow with no rails on either end. I wont lie, my palms were so sweaty and I had Mike practically drive in the middle of the road because it was too close to the edge. After surviving the "thrilling" drive, the road leads you to the most amazingly breathtaking views of the Lake. 
We had a picnic lunch after Emerald bay and took an impromptu bike ride with the girls through a pretty tree lined road. We then grabbed the tastiest ice cream from a cute little parlor afterwards. I don't know if it was just the ambiance of being out in nature, but I think I had the best rocky road ice cream. It was so thick and creamy with the softest marsh mellows and perfect crunch from the nuts. Oh yum! 

We spent all day outside and it was the absolute best. The girls took naps in between the car rides and stayed happy all day. Happy children = happy parents :) We drove into more of the "city" part of Tahoe during the evening and had pizza and drinks outside listening to live music! Can you even believe our luck? 
Sophia insisted on taking some pictures as we sat and waited on dinner. Sophia is such a ham and Zaylee had no idea what to do. 

I'm so thankful for this short weekend trip to Tahoe. It was truly the best vacation. On our drive back home, the leaves (now more yellow and orange in hue) were falling onto our windshield and it was couldn't have been a more perfect way to kiss Tahoe goodbye. We are already planning our next trip back to this gorgeous place. 


  1. Your girls are darling! I took my girls camping in Fallen Leaf Lake this summer and it was so much fun. I think doing a day trip with bike rides and ice cream looks perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Beautiful pics and I can't believe you guys won a vacay! You guys totes deserve this getaway.