November 8, 2007

Lake Tahoe is Better Than the Ocean.



Yesterday was such a beautiful day here in Reno, so Chris and I decided that a trip up to Lake Tahoe was in order. Lake Tahoe is a whopping 20 minutes away from my parent's house, this lake of all lakes, and everytime I go up there since I've moved away from home I can't help but ask myself, "Why didn't I spend every waking minute here?" It's amazing. Better than any ocean FOR SURE. Oceans are smelly. Lake Tahoe smells like fresh air and pine trees.

At least, that's what Chris told me it smelled like yesterday- I have been so sick and plugged up for the past week that I have forgotten what it is like to smell. Or taste. In typical Emery fashion, I came down with a nasty cold at about midnight the night before we left for Reno. Every time I travel, I am sick. (Yes, that's FIVE links to FIVE seperate tales of traveling woe! And, that's not even the half of it!) Ezra also came down with something right before we left Oklahoma, but he seems pretty much over it now. I am praying the goo in my face doesn't turn into a sinus or ear infection. Joy of joys!




Ezra was having a blast gathering up stones from the beach and then running down the dock and throwing them in the water. He liked the sound the rocks made as they hit the water. Ploop! Tahoe is the clearest lake I've ever seen in my life- there are parts of it that are aqua and turquoise and you can see every rock below the surface for a long way out. Ezra is used to the brown or red waters of Oklahoma, so he was excited to able to still see his rocks even after they sunk to the sandy bottom.



Chris was also throwing rocks. And then he accidentally hit a seagull. This is him trying not to laugh about it. Ezra appears concerned. (Bird was fine. I think he thought we were throwing bread crumbs into the water. After Chris hit him on the back with a rock, it only took two minutes for him to work up the courage to come back for more. You know, in case the rocks had turned into bread crumbs while he was away.)



This is right about when Ezra started saying "Oh Nooo! DaDa hit da duck!" over and over and over and over again. Loudly. Thankfully, there were no rangers around. heh.



One of the most beautiful places on earth, I tell you. Everyone should see Tahoe at least once in their lives.

PS. All you Reno readers- we must get together!! Megan? Shannon? (Should we get together pre-baby-Codi or post-baby-Codi? Wee!) All the rest of you? Email me your digits to emerybored at aol dot com. Let's tear up the town! Or something!

16 comments:

sufferingsummer said...

That first photo must win for cutest family photo EVER. Oh and hitting the bird, totally something my husband would do:)

Misguided Mommy said...

welllllllllll since im having a baby in 8 days im thinking post codi so you can meet him and sqoosh him

Secret Agent Mama said...

I absolutely love that family pic! And, your little boy....just...scrumptious!

Momo Fali said...

I've never been there. It looks beautiful.

Megan said...

I am up for anything, but I would REALLY like to sqoosh Codi. And Ezra, for that matter! :)

Gorgeous pics of Tahoe! I heart that lake.

Andrea June said...

Oh, wow, Tahoe is sosososo close to Sacramento...it's weird to think that you guys are a mere 2 hours away!
I'm glad you're having such fun!

Misguided Mommy said...

you and megan are both welcome to come squoosh codi. i will be at st. marys...shannon mateo is how you find me! or i'll be home after that!

Anonymous said...

i'm not one to EVER turn my back on the ocean.. but that is seriously breathtaking.... and also... i thinks its sooo cute that you already added 805 collective to your bloggers list.... love you guys!
skylana

p.s.send me your address!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

lake tahoe looks amazing! and the family picture looks beautiful :)

Tara Jones said...

Oh man! I love Te-hoe!

Misguided Mommy said...

you've been tagged on my blog

Tiff said...

I agree, Tahoe is WAY better then the Ocean! The Hubby and I were just up there last weekend and it was beautiful! Hope your having a blast here in Reno!

Misguided Mommy said...

reasons tahoe rocks

you can swim for hours with your eyes open

you get out cleaner then you got in

it doesn't mess up your hair

it doesn't smell

it is soft

there are amazing little shops and places to eat all the way around it

you can swim while looking at snow!

Jeninacide said...

Oh gosh how I miss Tahoe. It's the only thing about living in Reno that I really miss.

Heather said...

I miss Tahoe soo badly. And Reno come to think of it!I've got so many great memories of Tahoe..awww I hope you are having a blast!

Misguided Mommy said...

there is a surprise for you on my blog