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February 15, 2010

Valentine Weekend in Lake Tahoe

Can you believe I've never been to Lake Tahoe?  Well, all that changed this weekend and it was more beautiful than I ever imagined!

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 The beautiful old pier that led to the boat that took us out onto the lake.   Maddy was really nervous about walking on this because it had no side rails.  

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The lake.  Pretty huh!  The water was amazing... black in some places and turquoise in others and, of course, emerald colored in Emerald Bay.  I like the reflection of the snow in the water.

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We stayed in South Lake Tahoe and took the gondola up to the top of the mountain where the girls posed for a quick photo with some of the 13,000 other people who spent their Valentine's Day on the top of this hill. 

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Here's Gwen nailing her Daddy with a snowball.  This was just one of many assaults. 

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Sledding on a saucer was fun.  We took lots of photos but these are two of our favorite.  Gwen above and Maddy below.

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I don't think any of us have ever seen a snow covered beach! 

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We'll probably come back in the summer and see what Tahoe offers when there's no snow.  I bet it's beautiful for totally different reasons!

(These photos and many more in our Flickr Tahoe Set)


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