Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Weekend Away

This past weekend, Jason and I went to Tahoe, with no kids! After the holidays and a busy few months, we desperately needed a weekend to reconnect and relax. Grammie and Grampa graciously agreed to watch the kids for the whole weekend. I was worried to leave the kids especially since Cooper had been sick all week, but thankfully by Friday morning he seemed well enough to go to daycare.

We left Friday morning after dropping the kids off at school and daycare and made our way up to the mountains. The drive took about 4.5 hours, but we made a few stops along the way (to look at tools, leather, and have lunch).

Jason booked us a room at the Hyatt in Incline Village. It was a great resort right on the lake. Too bad I forgot my swimsuit, because it had a cool swim out pool. We kept thinking we should come back with the kids sometime.

Saturday we spent visiting Cabela's and Reno. I've never been in a Cabela's and I thought it was quite a place. Jason was disappointed that it was much smaller than the Cabela's in Kansas City. We finished Saturday night with dinner at the Lone Eagle at the Hyatt. The restaurant was fabulous. The food was delicious and the service outstanding.

Sunday morning we stopped for the "best breakfast in Tahoe" and then started on our way home. We figured we'd pick up the kids around 2:30. As we approached Donner we found out the Hwy 80 was closed! We had purposely picked North Shore since we were sure the roads would be open, usually it is 50 that closes going into South Shore. Upon hearing the road would not re-open for 4 hours, we decided to drive around the lake and leave via South Shore. What a nightmare!

Our return drive took 8 hours, much of it driving less than 10 miles per hour. We didn't get to Grammie and Grampa's until after 6pm. By then everyone was exhausted and ready for bed. Sunday night was a bit trying on the nerves, but by Monday morning everyone was back to usual and so far we're having a good week.

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