Saturday, March 23, 2013

Lake Tahoe Last September

Last Fall we went to Lake Tahoe!  It was so fun but there were so many pictures the idea of doing the blog post was a little daunting.  But here it is with all of the fun pictures.  We started our vacation without Daddy!  yup I drove the four kiddos up to Tahoe but I did caravan with my parents so they were close by and sometimes took 1-2 of the kiddos with them for an hour or so!

There was a lot of road between here and there but we did it in 10 hours with 4 kids so we felt pretty awesome!

We stopped for long play times and food.  This is the key to success!

 Finally we arrived Sunday Evening after a long but relatively good day of travel.
The next morning at the time share we were up bright and early and headed down to the park!

 How do you like Isaac's sticker sleeves?

Then on day three of our vacation the older two boys went sailing with Grandma and Grandpa!
Here they are waiting for the boat to board.

Meanwhile, Isaac and Owen and I ate pudding and took naps and hung out at the condo!

 Yes, we brought this travel swing and it was AWESOME!...
 Later we went down into South Lake Tahoe and got some candied apples and pretended to be the local wildlife.

 Oh my goodness does it get much cuter than this bunch?

Day 4 we went to Virginia City and saw a wild west gun show. (the boys loved that)

While we were there we went to "The Way It Was Museum"  and got to see how Virginia City had been long ago! (pretty much looks the same)

We rode some horses...

We got locked up!

 We even got a little crazy!

 Day 5 we went on a hike.  I took the 3 older boys on a hike behind our condo and got to see a little view of the lake from way on top of the ridge!  These boys are awesome hikers.

 There it is, our view!
 Later that night I got to drive over to Reno and pick up Bryan, YAY!

So, on Day 6 We went on a hike down to Vikingsholm Castle.  It is a two mile hike...One mile down and one mile up...This was a tough hike for some of our crew surprisingly not the ones you would think...

We played on the beach while we were down there.

How to hike with a bag and baby!

the view from the top of the trail!

Day 7 we went down to the shore of Lake Tahoe and played on the beach all day!

There was also some snoozing involved!

 That night Grandpa read books!  Look how strangely coordinating they are!

 Finally on our last day we played a little bit of horseshoes...(that's a nice shot)

Then we headed to the North Shore to do some more beach time and check out the sites on the other side of the lake.

Little Owen hanging with Grandma and Grandpa!

Kevin is our allstar traveler.  He takes care of the baby like a pro.  He keeps him fed and keeps his binky in and keeps him entertained...He is just so awesome!

Special treats at the next stop if your name remains up!  Yes this is how we bribe our kids on long car trips.   If they behave in the car their name stays up and they can get a treat at our next big stop...(this is usually ice cream)

Luckily we got to have the company of Daddy on our way home so I got to relax in the passenger seat.  We have some great road warriors!  We are going to be able to go our car!!

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