If only I had some lurid, saucy stories to share. But no, Chick Trip '08 was pretty tame and that was all good with us.
My friend, Marial, flew into town a week and a half ago and we packed up and headed off to Tahoe for a week.
This is basically what you see when you drive between Salt Lake City and Tahoe.
Well, that's not true. This is the Salt Flats which is quite a bit more exciting than Nevada via I-80. BTW, did you hear that someone went 415 mph on the salt flats last weekend? I bet those drivers wear Depends or something. Four hundred and fifteen mph's!!! Yikes!
Back to us, though. Marial snagged us a swanky condo in Squaw Valley. Check out the views from our balcony.
No tents and coolers for us this year, because we be celebrating the big FIVE OH!
Those hot tubs were wonderful... the perfect way to marinate our abused bodies.
We hiked down to Emerald Bay and beyond one day. Beautiful only starts to describe it.
This is the Vikingsholm Castle. It is under construction, like most of the roads in the Tahoe area.
And we biked the west shore of the lake, stopping at Sugar Pine point. This is Marial multitasking.
She is parenting by phone and taking pictures at the same time.
That's a boat that we didn't ride.
Can you believe how clear that water is??? They say you can see a white dinner plate in 75 feet of water. I believe it.
We also took a hike up to Ellis Lake and had a little lunch lakeside. It was so pretty and peaceful.
Here's our kayak trip on Donner Lake... another unbelievably clear lake.
Here's my copilot on her virgin kayak trip.
We paddled up and down almost the whole lake - not bad for a couple of novices.
Marial took this picture. Notice how ONE of us is busy paddling while the OTHER one, the one in the BACK, is taking pictures!
One day we drove around the whole lake and made brief contact with the racy Nevada side, but that was about it. We both preferred to throw our money into massages and body wraps at the spa. No pictures, just one word - ahhhh!
Definitely heaven, this Tahoe place.