Sunday, January 08, 2006

Traveling bug still here

We are mildly crazy. As we just returned from an epic two week visit to the East Coast on Wednesday - what were we thinking heading to Tahoe for an over-night trip? Why not? We got the message from our friends, Matt and Nancy that they had a huge house ready for us, we responded with, "we're there!" As our laundry was not all done, the suitcases still upstairs, the logistics of getting our of the door was much easier. We left at 8:30 sat morning and arrived at 11:30 am for lunch and romp in the snow. The children do not have real winter gear so we just kept piling on layers. Eli looked like the little boy in the movie, "A Christmas Story." I imagined if he fell down he'd be like a turtle on his back. Eva just took and loved every minute of the snow experience -- cold, wet hands, a bumpy sleigh ride, wind on the face. Eli, on the other hand, was a bit more skeptical. He did not want to go on the sled, disliked the wet, mushy snow and complained a wee bit about the wind coming off of the lake. He did find the FREEZING cold puddles to be of the utmost fun. yiiiiikes. We walked, skidded, and rode the sled all the way to the edge of the lake. It was absolutely beautiful. The ride home was a bit more full of complaints but still worth it. The children had fun with their buddy Cabot jumping on the bunk beds and bunking down the carpeted stairs. We were spoiled by sleeping in the master suite of the house which made it easier for us as Eli woke up all night. Plus the early 6:00am rising in the morning was isolated from the rest of the folks. The children did really well on the 4 hour car-ride both ways. Well tomorrow it's back to real life and our normal schedule.

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