So sorry I’ve been in hiding all weekend….Tahoe was AWESOME!!!! And you know what’s even more awesome?! SNOWBOARDING!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m 100% totally addicted and want to go buy a snowboard and train for the next Olympics. No joke. So fun.
However, we had quite the harrowing adventure up here on Friday. Thank goodness we traveled with a large Papa John’s pizza in the back. I had two slices around 6:30 when it was clear we weren’t going to make it up in time for dinner.
What should have taken approximately 3 1/2 hours took 10 HOURS. The weather got really, really bad and they continued to close the roads then reopen them. We had to pull over around midnight in a blizzard and put snow chains on Adam’s truck. That is a short story in itself—two people, one from Texas and one from Florida attempting to read directions and put snow chains on in the middle of the night when its dumping snow.
And then yesterday we all arose after a lovely two hours of sleep and hit the slopes! I took a snowboarding lesson and then spent the rest of the day conquering the bunny hills. First up, two packets of Go Lean hot cereal with banana + like three cups of coffee…errrrr
I actually picked up boarding really quickly…..definitely got the wind knocked out of me once, fell on my butt about seven times and collided with an innocent skier…..but other than that, it was perfect! Everyone else was skiing so unfortunately I couldn’t get any pictures of me tearing up the mountain but here’s a “before” picture for you:
I found Adam and we grabbed a sandwich from the lodge for lunch…I had a toasted veggie sandwich and nothing has ever tasted so good! I also ate half a clif bar—
After about four hours of mountain domination I started to really feel the effects of lack of sleep and high altitude and started to get a killer headache. But just look at how beautiful this place is!!!
I want to come back in the summer….love love love
And now….comes the moment when y’all are going to yell at me. And I know I rightfully deserve it. I broke the Lent no meat pact. I don’t really have a great excuse other than pork chili verde is AMAZING….oops. So is homemade cornbread with honey, baked halibut and salad.