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A few highlights from our last day or so in Tahoe:

Reading the funnies: 

hubby turned 50 during this trip! some of us were too busy with preparations to realize it…

  

The cold never bothered him anyway.

 
So. Many. Snowball fights!

 

they waited so patiently for me to throw my sbowball at the tree above them. mwahahahaha!

 
  

 

we talked about not throwing sniwballs at close range, but the message did not sink in.

 
  One last outing to go sledding- this time to last year’s favorite- Mt Rose.   

 

On the way home we stopped at my husband’s brother and sister-in-law’s house in Sacramento, and we met their new dog!  It might sound goofy, but letting this sweetie was one of the highlights of our spring break!

  
Aside from heating issues in the cabin, we had a pretty good time. For me, the most fun was pelting my family with snowballs, and I worry a bit about what that says about me. 😜 

I only knitted a few rows the entire time we were gone, a big contrast from last year when I knitted my mini mania scarf in Tahoe. It doesn’t feel like my carpal tunnel issue exactly, so I wonder if I made too many snowballs for my age. 😔

Spring Break, day 3

It started out icy! It snowed again last night!

 

We went sledding again, but I only took a photo of the view down to Lake Tahoe.

yesterday i hadn’t realized how amazing the view would be with clear skies.

Then, down at lake level:

 

  

  

 After lunch the kids and I hung out at a beach: 

  

  

  

the water is so clear!

  

 Then at a playground:

coyote! very close but uninterested in us.

  

 Then, back at the cabin, I built my first ever fire:

calcifer!

 Then knitted. 

stripey decisions

  

progress

  

Spring break, day 1

The Wee Girl is on spring break this week, so we decided to take a short trip to Lake Tahoe. 

The drive went more smoothly than we could have imagined, and we even saw a tiny rainbow outside Sacramento.

tiny, upside-downy rainbow!

Approaching Truckee, there was snow!

snow, gandalf, snow!

  There was actually enough snow on the ground in Tahoe City for a wee snowball fight. 

gotcha!

 

Then there was fire building. 

  

  

And s’more making.

  

And knitting.  

By the time I’d had enough, I had this. I’m not sure yet if I love it, but it’s nice. 

The forecast says snow, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed…