Tahoe Snaps

Snowshoeing in Tahoe

 On Christmas Day, while sipping hot cocoa in 70 degree Marin County, I realized that I simply could not say goodbye to 2012 without seeing snow. I’d ice skated, I’d consumed gallons of hot cider (and a hot toddy or two), and I’d decorated a Christmas tree to end all Christmas trees, but it wasn’t enough. Forget sugarplums- images of frigid air and blinding snow danced in my head.

So, with less than 48 hours’ notice, Jim and I booked a room at a slightly seedy 70’s-era casino and rented a Zipcar. The next 36 hours were exactly what I needed- crisp, cold, and so full of snow.

Lake Tahoe in Winter

In lieu of dropping $250+ on lift tickets and rentals, we made my native Minnesota proud and strapped on snowshoes.

Sarah Snowshoeing

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Snowshoeing in Tahoe Snowshoeing in TahoeA little corny snow art was necessary, of course. I’m the first to admit I’m a straight-up sap!Snowshoeing in Tahoe Naturally, we finished the day with bracing beverages.SlurpeeHot Toddy at MacDuff"s

And, of course, some classic entertainment.Sex and the City Slot Machines  We even made a new friend!Mini Snowman

Tahoe TripDriving home across the Bay Bridge and seeing the city lights, I realized I had butterflies in my stomach. That jumpy, happy sensation was the same feeling I had two years ago when our little Honda Civic crossed the Golden Gate Bridge for the first time. We were only away from the city for a day, but it reminded me of why I love it here. I tell ya, snow is good for the soul!

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  1. I like the ski bunny style, you always manage to pull off vests nicely. As for this new friend, I’m intrigued. Is he single? 😉

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