Hey guys! So it turns out I decided to go on vacation and not post at all (!!). Nope, I didn’t schedule any posts, and I care absolutely nothing about it. I’m not the world’s most-dedicated blogger, even if I do occasionally find myself loving it. Where did I go?
I headed out west to visit my brother and his wife, who live in Nevada near Lake Tahoe. An idyllic place to live, wouldn’t you say? Yep, yep, it was pretty idyllic. Except that it was cold and rainy on our last day, but other than that, the West (with a capital W) treated us pretty darn well. Here are some of my photos, all taken on my iPhone.
The beginning of a long, arduous hike up Mount Tallac
Our first day, after arriving at 11 p.m. the night before (2 a.m. our time), we got up around 7 to drive out to the Mount Tallac trailhead. Mount Tallac is located southwest of Lake Tahoe, in California. My brother warned us it would be difficult—and it was!—but the views were worth it. (It was an elevation gain of 3,250 feet and is 5 miles [8 km] long.)
My brother and sister-in-law
Yeah, my mom is pretty amazing and did this 10-mile hike with almost no problems!
We did it! (I just realized I look like I’m gonna fly and Colleen is celebrating. Oh well!)
For relaxation purposes, we then hit up Sand Harbor beach, which my friend (hi, Ashlee!) told me was her favorite area beach.
Selfie while kayaking on the lake #wearecute
That about sums up my first two days in Nevada/California! I know that next time I go I will be up to date on the top snorkeling product reviews and try that for the first time in these waters!