Friday, February 01, 2008
We flew out to California to visit our daughter Zoe and her family; husband George and sons Nick (4) and Tommy (1). We spent some of the time in Palo Alto where they live and five days at Heavenly Valley Ski Area in South Lake Tahoe. Above are shots of Scott, Zoe and the family in the condo living room, Nick and Tommy being towed in a sled and one of Tommy and I looking very happy.
The condo at the Lakeland Village Resort was right on the lake and very comfortable. We were surprised to see boats moored right near us and lots of ducks! The lake doesn't freeze as it is VERY deep. Happily it was a clear sunny day for the first two days and then the snow began again and continued for the rest of our stay. Our drives home took twice as long but the skiing was fantastic! We all went up the mountain in the gondola, Nick went sledding and then we had lunch outdoors!
Scott and George skied and snowboarded on Sunday and then Scott and I skied Monday and Tuesday. It continued to snow throughout and we had fresh deep powder both days. We skied in the trees for most of the time and loved it! Once in a while the sun would come out and we'd see the fabulous views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains around us.