Monday, August 03, 2009

Lake Tahoe Trip

We had quite the vacation! What was suppose to be a 4 day trip turned into 7 because of car problems. Autumn's car broke down about 2 hours away from Tahoe, in the middle of no where, in the middle of construction, in the middle of the day, in the middle of 102 degree weather. Luckly we were following my parents who have AAA, and we had a tow truck come get us. About 5 miles down the road, the tow truck broke down! So, again, AAA helped us out and sent us a taxi to take us to Reno to get a rental car. The mechanic wasn't able to fix the car (we find out a couple of days later when the car broke down again!), so Autumn and I stayed out the rest of the week with my parents and Alicia and Bob's family and we towed the car home.

But, if you have to be stuck somewhere longer then planned, Tahoe is the place to be. It actually turned out to be a really nice trip. Lake Tahoe is BEAUTIFUL! It is clean and has sandy beaches and is surrounded by beautiful pines. We had fun doing many things including:

Playing in the pool at the condo. The kiddie pool is only 1 1/2 feet deep, so Gavin had no problem running around in it. Kyson also enjoyed the pool

Playing trains

Visiting Taylor Creek. This was a fun little walk to a creek that runs into Lake Tahoe. They have an area where you can see in the creek and see all the fish. Gavin loved the fish.

Visiting the lake.

Taking walks to the lake.

Spending time with Grandma and Grandpa
Taking a gondola ride to the top of the mountian for lunch and a view.

Oh, and more time at the beach.


Autumn and Doug Smith said...

I could be wrong, but I think it was called Taylor creek. Hehe

Kat and Steve said...

I have always wanted to go to Lake Tahoe. But for now, I guess I'll just have to live vicariously through you. Looks so fun! f(minus the car troubles)

Losee's said...

haha...oops...I knew Joshua Creek didn't sound right!