So it seems like an eternity since my last post! I thought that not having a job anymore would allow me to dedicate more time on this blog, but it's quite the contrary! So much to sort out between Spanish bureaucracy nightmare, working on a new business venture and baby preps! I can't quite believe there's only a few weeks left until that little bean of ours becomes part of the family!
Anyhoo, here we are, a Christmas related post in the blossoming heat of spring time! Yay!
We left San Francisco the day before and stopped in the Napa Valley for the night. On the way to Tahoe we stopped in Auburn to have lunch, saying that, we had two massive delicious blueberry waffles that filled us until our late dinner. The weather wasn't great and we started to get warnings about the road and traffic situation towards Tahoe. We bought some snow chains just in case, and I'm glad we did, as we got stuck in traffic for a few hours due to the snow.
We woke up in our beautiful little luxury cabin that we booked through Airbnb. We ate a nice little breakfast with the stunning view of the lake Tahoe through the pine trees.
We then decided to explore the surroundings and drove to Tahoe City, walked to the lake and drank a hot chocolate. We took it real easy that day, it was Christmas after all! In the evening we dined at a super posh restaurant that reminded me of the hotel in Twin Peaks. We had a buffet and stuffed our faces to the max! Niiiiice day!
After being so full from the dinner we ate the night before, I demanded to have a super healthy and light birthday breakkie. No wayyyy, I'm kidding! I ate the most amazing French toast with caramelized bananas at the Old Post Office cafe, best breakfast in my life and best way to start being 30!
We then went to get a quick check up at the hospital where they gave me the coolest tag, don't worry I had nothing serious. After this faffy break we went for a quick drive up the mountains, to the Tahoe Meadow Trailhead. Had a lovely freezing walk, fell in a hole, got scared of bears and kept falling in the snow, but it was awesome!
In the evening we drove to the super cute little town of Truckee, which is definitely worth a detour.
DAY 4 - ON THE WAY TO YOSEMITE
On December 27th it was time to say good bye to our beloved little chalet in Carnelian Bay. We had the most beautiful festive days there, being all cozy and warm hearted. We took the road to Yosemite for about 5 or 6 hours and saw such a vast variety of landscapes, it was incredible!