By Saturday morning, we were ready to leave Yosemite. The crowds really increased by then! We drove about 6 hours to get to Lake Tahoe, although I think there may have been a shorter route. In fact, we had told the boys that it would be about 3.5 hours. Here’s how you know your kiddos like road trips…they didn’t even notice that we nearly doubled the trip. They were more concerned with whether or not we’d finish another book before we arrived. =) So much fun!
Anyway, Lake Tahoe is gorgeous. We absolutely loved seeing mountains and a huge lake together. It was a good mix of the two things Mikey and I love the most in our landscapes – water and mountains. We celebrated our 12-year anniversary here with some tasty sushi and lots of time on the water.
One day all three guys spent many hours on our stand-up paddle board. I spent most of that time reading “The Help” – a book I’ve been wanting to read for a while now and happened to be at the airbnb where we stayed. They LOVED it!
The following day we spent the day on a motor boat. We saw some marked differences in the boys – Ethan likes to take it slow and steady; Micah wants to go as fast as possible. Both boys enjoyed driving the boat, under great supervision from Mikey. They both attempted to go tubing, but ended up in the water before even getting a ride. We lost one Dodger hat to the water and almost lost the other one. All in all, though, we had a super lovely day. Ethan later decided he not only has a fear of heights, he has a fear of depths (this has a technical name: thalassophobia). The deep water of Lake Tahoe was enough to give some bad dreams, but we all still look back on this part of the trip with a lot of fondness! We’d LOVE to go back again sometime!
And just when we started missing home, it was time to head that way. We took two days to drive home – stopping in Salt Lake City for the overnight. We enjoyed seeing one of the Olympic parks the following morning and then were thrilled to get back home again.
The fabulous road trip of Summer 2018 was a great success!!