someone wise once said "I am most alive amongst the tall trees." this past weekend was absolutely soul fulfilling as my younger sister and I grabbed our bags and hit the road, heading inland to a magical land of snow and ice drifting over a vast lake. not only was it a sweet time for my sister and I to connect, it was also a restful break from the busyness of work and life in the bay. I never understood the need to get out of the city, but I think I'm beginning to!
did you know there's more to do in Tahoe than ski and drink beer? my sister actually picked our destination, and at first I wasn't sure how much we'd be able to do as neither of us is good at winter sports. yet I was continually surprised as we explored the beauty of the nature we found ourselves immersed in. we stayed in the most picture perfect hotel (well, resort) called The Landing. we had a lakefront view, a fireplace in our room, fresh coffee every morning and a jacuzzi tub - heaven. we never even made it to the hot tub because we were taking three baths a day.
there was plenty to do in and around our lodging - walks on the lakefront, watching the sunset, toasting marshmallows, swinging in my eno hammock (a must). but even better was when we headed up the mountain, taking the gondola and stopping for the most breathtaking views. and so much snow! we found ourselves tubing, laughing hysterically, and consuming more hot chocolate at the lodge than we really should have.
some of the pictures I couldn't even bring myself to edit, they were beautiful all on their own! we ended our trip by treating ourselves to massages and a picnic watching the sun go down. I'm so thankful for sweet reminders that we are so loved, and so small in such a wide world.