Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Day Trip - Lake Tahoe

We made a day trip to Lake Tahoe last Saturday. The catalyst for this trip was fellow-blogger Munimma , who I know from college back in India. She flew down to Reno with her family for a friend's wedding and since she was planning to spend Saturday at Lake Tahoe anyway, we decided to meet up. She too has 2 kids in about the same age range as Kavya and Karthik and so we knew the kids would have fun too.

We went straight to Squaw Valley Resort, which had cable car rides to the top of the mountain. They had a Fine Arts festival going on and so the courtyard was filled with artists and sculptors displaying their wares. The crowds and the live music added to the atmosphere and it was fun walking around. We had lunch at Pizza & Pasta (awesome pizza and pasta, btw!), an eatery at the resort, and then headed up the mountain. It had great views but it was really windy and so we couldn't do any of the hikes at the top. After coming down, Kavya had her share of fun on something called the 'Sky Jump', where she was tied at the waist with some elastic wires and then allowed to jump up and down on a trampoline. It was quite a new experience for her and she was thrilled.

We then drove to King's Beach. It was a short drive since the beach, like the resort, is also in North Lake Tahoe but even the short drive was quite rewarding with beautiful glimpses of the sparkling blue lake with mountains in the background. Inspite of being in California all these years, I'm ashamed to say that we haven't been to the beach all that much. Even when the weather's sunny, the water's almost always really cold and we found that we couldn't wade in the water for all that long. The water was pretty cold here too but the kids had fun and we had a tough time dragging them away to head back home.

Nice weather, gorgeous scenery, good food, fun at the beach and catching up with an old friend... a day well-spent :) Some photos from the trip can be seen here.


At 4:35 AM, Blogger Ganesh said...

Balaji,it appears that with no recent Tamil movie to be released for a few weeks,you're trying to enjoy life by travelling!
//Btw, Ganesh Kumar that source is biased considering its a Telugu source promoting Pokiri and all above Chandramukhi.//
Prin,that source(Of top-10 domestic grossers.) first appeared in a Bollywood magazine.Staying in London,you may not know the actual facts.

At 10:18 AM, Blogger Munimma said...

Hey, who are you calling old? ;-P

At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another great way to spend time in Tahoe - Book a cabin( you need atleast 8 numbers for this to make up for the econonics) and take a relaxing hike/ski. Awesome place illai! Didnt know about pizza & time maybe. :) Glad that you had fun. Days like these try to make up for the fact that we are far away from india. :(


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