Quick trip to Tahoe


Aron surprised me and planned a last-minute overnight getaway to Tahoe this weekend! It was amazing. It took us just two hours to get up to Incline Village, where we quickly checked into the Hyatt and ran downstairs to the spa for a couples massage.

What’s awesome is that once you book a treatment, you can use the spa facilities all day–so we went in and out a few times. You could even come and go by swimming out, if you wanted to!


The weather couldn’t have been much more ideal; shoulder weekends just before (and after) the Memorial Day-to-Labor Day crunch are a good time to visit.

Some people were even swimming in the lake! It may look inviting, but frankly I think those folks are crazy. The water temperature averages around 50-degrees-Farenheit this time of year!

Fun facts: Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the United States and the tenth deepest in the world, with a maximum depth measured at 1,645 ft (501 meters!) and an average depth of 1,000 ft (305 meters), according to the US Geological Survey. It has 72 miles of coastline.


The hotel helped us celebrate our anniversary (we like to stretch these things out whenever possible) by setting out some chocolate covered strawberries and champagne.

Though it appeared they shook it up for us, first. Ha!

I loved the hotel’s aesthetics. Completely renovated last year, it’s gorgeous: all stone and wood and very reminiscent of the sort of grand, historical lodges you might find in our National Parks—like the Ahwahnee in Yosemite.


On Sunday, after ordering room service for breakfast, we checked out bikes for an hour and rode along the Lakeshore drive (gawking at homes you can buy for a cool 18 million and pausing to practice skipping stones), before sitting down to lunch. Can’t believe that such a breathtaking place is just over 100 miles away.

I’m actually really looking forward to returning with Hudson, but it sure was nice of his grandparents to give us a weekend alone (attempt no. 2)!

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