Behind The Butter

at it again

We’re headed up to the north country tonight!

Instead of giving each other Christmas presents this year, Adam and I decided to take a Christmas trip. And then just a few days ago, I pretty much found vacation deal of the year online for a trip to Tahoe!

Like, seriously, this deal I found was insane. It was one of those “stay two nights and get the third night free” type of deals, but also included two 2-day lift tickets! Lift tickets, if you don’t know, are ridiculously expensive as is.

I honestly couldn’t believe the deal and actually called the friendly people over at Heavenly to make sure it was legit, and they told me it was. (if you call them to book a trip, ask for Jason! He was amazing!)

Needless to say, we booked it immediately, packed our bags and are currently heading to the snow for a long vacation weekend of snowboarding and hot chocolate.

Keep your fingers crossed though. Last year when we decided to “casually” go up to Tahoe for the weekend, it ended up taking us ten and a half hours to get there!

That actually didn’t turn out to be such a bad thing though because it pretty much solidified our relationship (the couple that puts on snow chains together stays together?).

But yeah… I’d really like to get there in the normal trip time of four hours this evening.

In other news, you’ll really want to stay tuned for tomorrow morning’s post…….trust me on this one.

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63 Comments

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    Allison K.
    December 9, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Yay! I LOOOOOOOOVE Tahoe! I grew up in Reno, so “going to the lake” meant trips to Taho and going Skiing meant all those FANTASTIC resorts up there. Spoiled for sure with that.
    Heavenly is fantastic, but Kirkwood is my all-time fav!

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    Karen
    December 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Never been to Tahoe….safe (and speedy) travels, Jenna! Have a blast!

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking
    December 9, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    have fun (and good luck)! Sounds like a great long weekend!

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    Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    December 9, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    HAVE FUN!!!! I love scoring great deals for traveling. It’s like winning a mini jackpot.

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    Lizzie
    December 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Um, yeah . .. the 11 hour road trip will either make or break your relationship. My (then) boyfriend (now husband) and I took a pleasant trip from NYC to Boston that took . . . 11 hours. An oil tanker decided a good location to spill it’s load would be both sides of a main highway. That works. I think it was after he peed in a coffee cup in the backseat, while I assumed control of the steering wheel, that it was pretty much decided we would be heading down the wedded road ๐Ÿ™‚ But after awhile (or maybe it’s the fumes), everything becomes just funny – and if you’re with someone who can reach that point too, then you might have something ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a fun weekend!!

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    Samantha Ullrich
    December 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Did you find this deal on Living Social by any chance??

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    Amber K
    December 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Have a great trip!!

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    Maria
    December 9, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Have fun and drive safe!

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    tricia
    December 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    have fun!

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    Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    December 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Never been, but I’m actually kind of dying for a little snowed in sort of weekend. Have fun!

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite
    December 9, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Have fun! Safe travels!

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    Lisa
    December 9, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I love tahoe, it is one of my favorite places to go. Actually if I can’t get to hawaii I would love to get married in north shore…

    Have a wonderful and safe trip.

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    Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes
    December 9, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    have fun! although, with snowboarding in the mix, it would be pretty hard not too! ๐Ÿ™‚
    love,
    cathy b. @ brightbakes

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    Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel
    December 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I’m a big fan of the holiday-trip-over-holiday-presents idea. This is the first year that my husband and I are doing it – we’re heading south next weekend for 8 glorious days in and around New Orleans. Can’t wait to collect my students’ exams and hop on that plane!

    Safe travels!

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    Jess
    December 9, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Have fun! I wish it was snowing on the east coast, so I could go snowboarding..it’s just ridiculously cold!

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    Maria
    December 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I love the idea of doing a Christmas trip as opposed to presents!

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    jenna
    December 9, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    that sounds like such an awesome idea, a christmas trip instead of presents!
    I hope you all have a blast and keep safe and WARM!

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    Alina @ Duty Free Foodie
    December 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    How exciting – have fun! I am super excited for ski season (although I ski rather than snowboard. Something about having both feet strapped onto a board freaks me right out).

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet
    December 9, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    it looks freezing in the pics! have fun!! i love doing things together instead of actual gifts

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    Christie @ Honoring Health
    December 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I remember your trip last year and all the suspicions about Adam. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Have a safe trip and have a blast!

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    Marg
    December 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    My boyfriend is in Vail now, but we’re talking about both of us going to Heavenly sometime soon. Can’t wait to see more pictures.

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    Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]
    December 9, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    How romantic! Have fun!

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    Nicole
    December 9, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Tahoe is so beautiful- have fun!

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    Lauren
    December 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Have fun! I went to Tahoe to snowboard a few years ago, and it was amazing! I’m heading to Colorado this January for another snowboarding vacation with my boyfriend…I can’t wait!

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    Allie {Cook Read Run}
    December 9, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I love the idea of going on a trip instead of buying each other more crap! Kudos.

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    December 9, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    i can’t wait to see photos of Tahoe…it’s one of the places i’ve always wanted to ski!!!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 9, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Have fun! I’ve only been skiing once and couldn’t feel my butt cheeks for days.

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    Lucy
    December 9, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    I am going up to Heavenly this weekend as well!!! Maybe I will see you on the slopes????

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      jenna
      December 9, 2010 at 2:57 pm

      i’ll be the one toppling down the mountain on my butt. you won’t be able to miss me!

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        Lucy
        December 9, 2010 at 3:23 pm

        I hope you have a great time!!! My favorite place to get food on the slopes is at the bottom of Sky Express lift. I got a delicious salmon burger from there… Don’t forget to pile on the grilled onions, peppers, and mushrooms!!!

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    Tania (RunToRadiance)
    December 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Such a fun idea to do a trip instead!! Love it. Your pictures look great as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)
    December 9, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Have a blast! I love Tahoe, Heavenly, skiing, but the hottubbing (and vino drinking) after a day on the slopes is the best ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have fun and take care of your shoulder….no extra lil injuries I hope!

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    Erin
    December 9, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Ohhh, have fun!
    I love stories like that. I got snowed in with my now boyfriend on something like our second “date.” I use the term loosely, because I hate dates. Anyway, the accidental weekend spent together was quite perfect. Actually, the whole winter resulted in lots of being snowed in together, so this time of year is strangely fun for me.

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    Baking 'n' Books
    December 9, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Oh what a trip! I didn’t know you skiied? Enjoy!

    Although the best part of your post for me is the beautiful Christmas lights ;). I only have those mini white ones – boooo…

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    Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary)
    December 9, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I’m going to Heavanly next week!! Brian and I decided that instead of a bday party )we normally do one in between both our bday’s) that we wanted to go on a ski trip. I used to snowboard back in the day, but I am am old lady now and it is time to learn to ski ;D Have fun!! Can’t wait to get there myself.

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    December 9, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Awww! How fun! Have a blast ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Liana @ femme fraiche
    December 9, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Sweet deal! Have an awesome trip

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    Detroit Runner
    December 9, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Never been to Tahoe but would love to go there. It looks beautiful there.

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    Carrie
    December 9, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    If you take I80 up, wave as you drive through Auburn….If you need to stop for snacks, go to Tsuda’s in Old Town (off the Maple/Nevada Street Exit). Super Yummy!!!

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    Maria
    December 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Trips always trump presents!

    Enjoy!

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    Kaitlin With Honey
    December 9, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Have fun! I hope your trip is an easy one this time. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lacey @ Lake Life
    December 9, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Wishing you a timely (yet safe) trip ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Tracy
    December 9, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Sounds like fun! I am a tahoe native born and raised and couldn’t love it more! (north shore, tho :)) if you guys need something ridiculous to witness this trip, there is a santa crawl in reno this Saturday night that is usually spectacular for people-watching hilarity…:) Enjoy the snow we are supposed to get this weekend, too!

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    Suzanne de Cornelia
    December 9, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    I Love Tahoe so much. Emerald Bay there is incredible–although haven’t seen it in winter only spring/summer. I used to love going skiing w/BF–so romantic. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Cara
    December 9, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Am I the only one excited for the post tomorrow?? lol I can’t stand it! Are you engaged?!? lol

    Emjoy your trip!!

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    Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    December 9, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    A trip sounds lovely! For my birthday I ask for a really nice dinner out instead of a gift….I’d rather spend a ridiculous amount of money on food than some ‘thing’!

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    Laura
    December 9, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Have a great trip! Safe travels!

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    kate
    December 9, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Enjoy your trip!

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    Camille
    December 9, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I love the idea of taking a trip instead of buying things. My boyfriend and I are going to Colorado to visit his family instead of buying gifts. So, so much better!

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    Moni'sMeals
    December 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Sweet deal! Have a blast. I am going soon myself.
    Hope the snow is good for you guys!

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    Dee
    December 9, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Have a good trip!

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    stacey-healthylife
    December 9, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    How cute, that sounds like a lot of fun.

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    Chelsea
    December 9, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Sounds like such a fun trip! Can’t wait to see what you guys get up to.
    Have fun and be safe!

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    ritika
    December 9, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    spoiler alert: i kinda have guessed, what’s tomorrows post would be…. i am waiting

    have a great time.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Cara Craves...
    December 9, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    How romantic!
    Have a special time.

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    Megan
    December 10, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Sweet!!!!! There is no place better than Tahoe. Ok, so I may be a bit biases but still, in all my travels I have yet to find many places more spectacular.

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    Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    December 10, 2010 at 5:17 am

    I’ve never been to Tahoe, but it sounds amazing. Anything that involves lots of snow and a hot chocolate is golden in my book. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    leslie
    December 10, 2010 at 6:43 am

    I grew up in Tahoe and still have plenty of family there. If you need any restaurant tips or any great visits let me know.

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    Erin @ small things
    December 10, 2010 at 6:46 am

    I had the best rice pudding of my life at a little restaurant in Tahoe….but I can’t remember what the restaurant was called…on the north side of the lake…near a couple of totem poles. ok that’s all I got. have fun!!

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    jessica
    December 10, 2010 at 8:42 am

    How fun! I love to ski. I’ve never been to Tahoe but there’s a ski resort 30 minutes from my house ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Natalia - a side of simple
    December 10, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Last minute deals are as good as nutella spread on a chocolate bar. Or brownie. Amazing.
    Have a safe trip!

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    Katie
    December 11, 2010 at 7:44 am

    I’m one of those friendly people at Heavenly ๐Ÿ™‚
    I looooooove your blog. If you’re in the neighborhood near the Gondola, stop in to Seattle’s Best Cafe, and I’ll make you and Almanzo an amaaaazing mocha or something.

    Just ask for Katie ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Ffion
    December 14, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Oh I love last minute getaways! I don’t know why, but they always seem to be better if they are only for a few days, it makes the time more precious! I’m hoping for a getaway myself come January time!

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