Felt pretty gosh darn right to kick off the new year in Tahoe with the fam. I’ve been slow to post these photos because I was actually pretty emotional looking back through them. Tahoe has always been a special place to me but even more so after losing my Uncle (who lived in Truckee for years) this past summer. My sister and I decided to meet in Truckee first before heading to the south side of the lake where we had rented a cabin for the weekend. Going back there this trip the tears just didn’t stop. But they weren’t all tears of sadness, there was a magical comforting feeling in the air–I felt their (my Aunt as well, who passed away almost 10 years ago now) presence all around us as we walked through the sweet downtown. Brought back so many happy memories spent together. Oh what I would give to get one more hug from each of them! But then, the coolest part of all, when I got back home and went through my photos hints of light streaks and rainbows (that weren’t there in person) appeared in most of the images. I know it’s probably my amateur photog status but I couldn’t help but think it was their way of saying hello!
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about favorite spots in Tahoe so I might need to do an epic round-up but remember Stephanie’s guide to South Lake Tahoe?… still spot on. Oh and my previous trip when I visited Jenni Kayne at her epic house, and then also when we stayed at the Coachman Hotel in South Lake when Rex was just four months old? He had his first laughs on that trip! Definitely recommend staying either there or renting a cabin if you’re going with a group. Now if only Tahoe would get some snow! I’m dying to snowboard this season…
Our mornings consisted of trips to either Revive or Freebird for dirty chai lattes. Afternoons were spent hiking and taking in that crisp mountain air. At night we brought out the board games and popped the champagne. It was super low key and exactly the kind of New Years plans I was in the mood for this year.