Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tahoe . . . part two

The beach was the place to be. Every afternoon we partied it up in the sunshine! Here are a few more beachy and blog worthy pic’s from the 4th of July.IMG_2274 IMG_2275 IMG_2287 IMG_2289 IMG_2294 IMG_2295 IMG_2300 IMG_2301 IMG_2308  Spenc and Jeremy (who broke the rules and hung his life jacket up on the pole!!) jumping off together!

Thursday morning we hiked on over to Fallen Leaf Lake so we could decide if we wanted to spend the afternoon there or Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe won hands down. This was a great little hike, and a quaint little lake, but too rocky to hang out at all day. Although while we were there that morning, we found plenty to keep us entertained.IMG_2356 IMG_2357 IMG_2359 IMG_2360 IMG_2363 IMG_2367 IMG_2373IMG_2368 IMG_2369 IMG_2370 IMG_2372  IMG_2376 IMG_2380 IMG_2383 IMG_2384 IMG_2393 IMG_2394The dads found time to take a nap whenever they could. Apparently for Jeremy comfort wasn’t an issue. ;)  Steve never slept very long, because some little critter or bird would always come over and wake him up (and I’m not talking kids here! Really, chipmunks, birds, squirrels!)IMG_2395 After lunch it was off to Lake Tahoe!!IMG_2400 IMG_2404They attempted to roll these guys all the way down the beach into the water in all the tubes. IMG_2407 IMG_2416 Crafty Lynda brought paints so we had a great time (well some of us!) (ha, just kidding Ryan, he really was happy!!) painting rocks, light sabers, veggie tale characters, tahoe mementos (that WILL be on the Christmas tree), totem poles (that will hopefully be hanging on someones Christmas tree, just sayin), and such. IMG_2418 IMG_2419 IMG_2420 IMG_2421  IMG_2438 IMG_2426Friday morning, half the group went with Jeremy to hike to some awesome waterfalls. Look at the view of the lake from where they were! After that, we all met in town and shopped around a little. It was fun, but really most were hungry and tired, so we ate lunch and yes, went right to the beach! I didn’t bring my camera that day :( Boo. But we had a ton of fun!! That night we had awesome hot dogs over the campfire, first wrapped in Rhodes bread dough. Mmmm, they were seriously so good! We also enjoyed a great game of spoons, with consequences for those who lost each round. Whoever lost got to make up the consequences for the next person who lost. Pretty sure we had people clucking like chickens around campsites, doing cartwheels, running around with the capri sun box on their head singing “Juice Box Hero”, skipping down the road singing how much we love our family, and other random things. It was such a fun night. Yes, we are so weird! Haha. IMG_2441 Saturday morning we all had to pack it up and say good bye. I seriously could have stayed a few more days at least. The weather was perfect, the food was delicious, and the company was priceless. We love you Spencer family!!!!!IMG_2449 We drove off and headed up to the Reno Airport to drop off these two cute girls. They were flying out to Gramma Camp, up near Seattle, Wa. for two weeks. IMG_2450Camping to world class travelers, all in one day! It was Gracies first time on an airplane!! She was so excited and did great.  IMG_2453 IMG_2456 Here they are boarding their plane! Have fun girlies!! IMG_2458

It was pretty quiet driving home with only the boys! I’m not sure we’ve ever been on a long drive home with just two kids, except when Lex and Spenc were the only two little ones! Our nine hour drive turned into 10+ when Jeremy forgot one minor detail (like turning right onto highway 395). Ha. But that gave us more adventure and we had fun! We made it home right around midnight on Saturday night. It was a FABULOUS summer trip and we hope to do it again with the Spencer family soon!!! Thanks for making such fun memories with us. Happy Summer 2012!!

1 comment:

Pear Girl said...

Aw that so cute! Just basically the entire post in general! What a fun trip to take all together, im so glad y'all had fun! hahaha MISS YOU GUYS! xo