P. and I started planning his trip to SF months before his arrival. He didn’t have anything too specific on his list but he had one special request: a trip to Tahoe. We were very fortunate in that Boat Shoes’ parents allowed us to use their place in Tahoe, making the trip infinitely more incredible than it would have been otherwise. The views of the lake are insanely gorgeous and despite the fact that there was zero snow for tubing, we ended up having an incredible weekend together.
Boat Shoes, P. and I (along with another friend) headed up Friday night to get a headstart on the weekend. We did dinner at our all-time favorite North Shore eatery, Bite (I’ve talked about it before here and here), before heading to the Crystal Bay Club to try our luck at the casino. Sadly, it wasn’t the luckiest of nights, but fun nonetheless.
My dad and my sister joined us on Saturday morning for the weekend. Since snow tubing (which is what we had planned for Saturday) was a no-go, so we opted to head down to Northstar Village for a little iceskating. For $5 a person (for skate rentals), it was a really difficult option to beat.
We ended up spending a few hours hanging out at the village before heading back to the cabin for the remainder of the weekend. We did escape for an hour or so to grab dinner, but spent the day playing board games and having entirely too much fun playing Kinect. For anyone that hasn’t tried it out, it’s kind of like Wii but without a controller. It’s pretty brilliant and such a fun group game. I’m not much of a video gamer, but this is one that I could definitely get into!
At some point in the night, my sister and Boat Shoes also had a mini Flip Cup battle to see who would be crowned king/queen of Flip Cup. I actually had a lot of faith in my sister, but Boat Shoes annihilated her.
All in all, it was a fun bonding weekend and despite the lack of snow, it was as gorgeous as ever. After spending the week in the city, I think it was a nice escape from the fast-paced life to a relaxing lakeside setting. After returning on Sunday, I had to say my goodbyes. My cousin jetted down to the Peninsula to spend time with other family members for his last day in California. The trip flew by but was such a blast! Now I’m just trying to convince Boat Shoes that a trip to Malta should be in the cards for sometime in 2012 or 2013. Fingers crossed.