As I’ve mentioned time and time again, I have been bitten by the travel bug and it has no intention of leaving anytime soon. Perhaps, I just never really took advantage of the many opportunities in college… the random four day holiday weekends, the spring breaks, the seemingly endless three month long summers. Or perhaps, I just constantly need a mini vacation, a break from all the stresses that life can sometimes bring and to experience something different, something new. Either way, every month, I feel the need to plan a trip to somewhere amazing. Whether it’s an hour drive away or a 6 hour flight from home, it’s always worth it to get away and clear the mind.
In early August, we took a short weekend trip to Lake Tahoe with our good friends, Debby and Earl, to celebrate summer. We showed them around our favorite spots along the gorgeous clear blue lake and spent most of our time stuffing our faces and floating around on the lake (Check out our favorite Lake Tahoe summer spots here). It was an amazing time with friends and a nice little break from reality.
Unfortunately, we had a bit of a bumpy start to this mini vacation. We got locked out of our vrbo rental (never got the code to unlock the condo) and it was quite a pain in the tuckus to sort everything out. We reached out to the property managers to no avail. We searched and dissected every single vrbo email and message we received from the property manager, but were still unable to find a code. So, what does one do? We called vrbo while sunbathing on the Tahoe beach and enjoying the views because why not? We’re on vacation!
When we finally got the code from vrbo, we headed back to the rental and lo and behold, our place had not been cleaned… le sigh… Thankfully, the property manager walked in right before we started to panic and blow a fuse. After apologizing profusely about a miscommunication problem with his assistant, we came back to a clean place after a coma inducing dinner at Sonny’s BBQ.
The rest of the weekend consisted of everything a vacation should be. Relaxing, swimming, eating and doing absolutely nothing.
First time SUPing for Debby and Earl! It’s a lot harder than you’d think!
To many more getaways! Check out our little home video here.