Sunday, January 4, 2009
New Year in Tahoe
We had a fantastic time as a family on New Years Day in Lake Tahoe. Our annual tradition is to go snowmobiling. This began when we lived in a rental in Rocklin 4 years ago, and it was our first Christmas away from Connecticut, so we were sad and had to get out of the house. Being in the snow covered mountains with a beautiful view of Lake Tahoe will lift any one's spirit. Doing it at 40 mph is even better.
The weather was perfect; crisp, clear but not too cold. We were all together with the exception of Jeremy and Alexandria. The one glitch was that we thought Caitlin could drive her own snowmobile at age 15. She had been anticipating this all year only to be told when we got there that the minimum age was 16. She was devastated. However, the tour guide had her ride on the back of his vehicle and then let her drive quite a bit. She was then all smiles. We spent two hours racing through snow covered pine trees with blue skies above and a blue lake below. This has become a great family tradition.