Mom and Dad Visit Tahoe!

Happy Friday everyone! 

I ended up taking a little break from the blog the last few days, but I’m back baby! My parents left on Tuesday morning, and then I’ve had a busy week (as usual) with work. And then Wednesday night, Cam and I drove to Reno to see The Shins in concert! It was a lot of fun, but I haven’t had any time to go through all the photos that I took during my parents’ visit…until last night! I was going to break the pictures up in to multiple posts, but instead I thought I’d share them in one massive post…here goes!
My parents got in on Friday afternoon, and they rented a condo only a few minutes from our house right near Heavenly Ski Resort. We spent a lot of time there during their visit as it was a little more roomy than our place 🙂

 My parents went out to visit some of my mom’s relatives in the Bay area before coming to Tahoe, and so her cousin Mike came along with my parents for the weekend. Mike has spent a time out in Tahoe, so it was fun for him to revisit it, plus we all had a nice time hanging out together. Saturday we had gorgeous weather, so we decided to take the Heavenly Gondola up to get some good views of the lake. It was absolutely breathtaking!

After the gondola ride, hanging out at the ski lodge, and checking out Heavenly Village, we decided to drive around the lake. We stopped by Emerald Bay, which is one of the prettiest spots on the lake to take a few photos.

There were a few ambulances that went by, and Lola started howling her face off when she heard the sirens! Everyone had a good laugh over that. After taking in the beautiful scenery at Emerald Bay, we drove up to Truckee for lunch. We ate lunch at Fifty Fifty Brewing Company, and it was excellent!

After lunch, we continued our drive around Lake Tahoe and the views were stunning thanks to the blue skies and sunshine! We stopped at this great overlook point on the Nevada side right before you get to Cave Rock…it’s such a pretty spot, we’ll definitely be coming back here this summer!

Sunday, we went out for brunch in South Lake Tahoe and then took Lola for a walk around our house. We spent the rest of the day showing my parents around Nevada–we stopped by Cam’s office in Minden, took them through the old western towns of Genoa and Virginia City, and then stopped for diner in Reno.

This is the view from Cam’s office…pretty amazing!

It was awesome to have my parents here, and we had a lot of fun spending time with them and showing them our new home. They could not have come on a more perfect weekend, and it was so nice to be able to enjoy the beautiful weather together. I’m already looking forward to their next visit!

Have a great weekend everyone! Xoxo

{PS: Is anyone else having problems scheduling their posts? I had set this to post earlier this morning and it didn’t work! #bloggerfail If anyone knows how I can fix this, let me know!}



  1. April 27, 2012 / 3:21 pm

    Please come to Charleston and dress me. Those red pants are awesome and I loveeee the color blocking top. Glad you guys had lots of fun! Great pics, as always 🙂

  2. April 27, 2012 / 4:49 pm

    Yay, you’re back! I think I was going through withdraws! It looks like you guys had a blast and the weather looked wonderful! I just love Tahoe! Have you guys ventured over to The Red Hut Café yet?
    Their breakfasts have got to be some of the best in Tahoe!

  3. April 27, 2012 / 5:01 pm

    gorgeous views! I love your red pants outfit! I cannot get blogger to schedule posts either. I actually started to think that it was really actually to just back date your posts…like if you wanted to make it look like you posted this the day after your parents left it would adjust the time instead of saying it was posted right when you did. I am not positive though, but I have never been able to make something post without doing it myself!

  4. April 27, 2012 / 5:14 pm

    Love all the photos!! Your parents really could not have come at a better time! And I ADORE your red and pink top…super cute!!

  5. April 29, 2012 / 2:30 am

    Your outfits are so stinkin' cute! Glad you had a great time with your parents. I think we are going to head to Tahoe this summer for some hiking and from your pictures I can't wait-its gorgeous out there.

  6. April 29, 2012 / 11:16 pm

    You look absolutely adorable in all those pictures! And what fab places! The mountains are *gorgeous*!

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  7. April 29, 2012 / 11:46 pm

    I love Lake Tahoe! Great post and I loved looking at your pictures. Can't wait to read more of your blog!

  8. April 30, 2012 / 7:45 pm

    Holy cow, you live in a gorgeous place. I used to live in Colorado (Co Springs) and these views remind me of it.

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