This year has been off to a great start already! I got to celebrate New Year's Eve with some close friends, and then head to Lake Tahoe with them for the weekend.
This was the first time I snowboarded in 4 years, so I was definitely excited. Luckily, I didn't have to drive because I'd be too scared to drive in the snow, especially with my unintentional heavy foot. Instead of renting a hotel, we rented a cabin because we wanted more breathing space. Although it was $300 a night, it was worth it! It was like our own place with living rooms, dining room, bedrooms, full kitchen and 2 bathrooms.
We got there late afternoon on the first day, so we didn't do anything to crazy. We all decided to just go bowling. We also went shopping at Safeway for food for the cabin. For dinner, we had lasagna, salt & pepper chicken wings, and salad.
The following day, we woke up early in the morning, so we could have a full breakfast before a long day of snowboarding. For breakfast, we had eggs and Belgian waffles with a TON of fruit. I gotta admit, my friends sure make some good breakfast!
Our backyard was so beautiful, I couldn't help but take pictures of it.
We got to the resort, Diamond Peak, just as they opened, which was perfect timing if we wanted to beat all the crowds. We got all geared up and up the lift we go!
After a long 7 hours of snowboarding, we were exhausted. We didn't have anything planned for the next day, besides checking outta the cabin, so we all decided to go play in the snow and sled, since we didn't get to do much of that.
That was the end of Tahoe trip #1.
My other friend invited me along with her family to go to Tahoe the following week after, and of course I said "yes" because I wanted to snowboard again! This time, we had a bunch of people instead of just 4. We rented 3 rooms @ the Embassy Suites. It was a pretty nice hotel, mainly because they had a breakfast buffet. Every morning, I packed on a huge plate of food, mainly consisting of bacon, eggs, and sausages.
The main purpose of this trip was to celebrate my friend's baby's 2nd birthday.
I was nailing people with this giant "snowball".
Only a handful of us went snowboarding because some didn't want to snowboard. Instead, they all had a snowball fight and went sledding, so at least we didn't have to feel bad that we were having all the fun.
I great picture of me and Sheryl with Lake Tahoe in the background
Me and Sheryl @ 10,000+ feet in elevation and found a nice spot to take a picture.
Random dog mascot we happen to run into on the slopes.
So far, 2010 is kickin' off to a good start! I'm just trying to enjoy this last week of winter break before school starts back up next week.
Estimated graduation: Summer 2011