I want to start off with a quick note: If any one has housing/move-in/college questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask anonymously at www.formspring.me/gabbismcHey Everyone!
I'm glad to be back. I took a short break from blogging, but it feels like forever. I wanted to be on a complete vacation while I was home. (I still ended up doing some work on the road, but I just didn't want to be overwhelmed by my to-do list when I got back to work.....)
I went home to Lake Tahoe over the 4th of July. I use "home" loosely because yes, it is where my parents live, but I don't spend more than 3 weeks there every year and I wasn't born and raised there. Nevertheless, it was an awesome time. It was so nice to just relax and not have to be anywhere.
|Parachuters jump into Lake Tahoe|
|At the top of Rubicon Peak|
On July 5th, I went on what I am lovingly referring to as the "ass-kicker" hike. The hike is actually up Rubicon Peak. In reality, I have done more strenuous hikes, but at 9,000 feet I certainly struggled. My mom, dad, and I went with some of their clients (and my old neighbors) who have a house on the west shore of the lake. They are all adjusted and living at high elevations, but this Los Angeles girl had he ass handed to her. I'm not ashamed to admit it. I haven't lived at that elevation for at least two years. Luckily, we had a bomb lunch when we got back to our friend's cabin including homemade vegetable quiche and salmon.
|Maddi and I on the lake outside Gar Wood's|
After I was done being extreme (kidding), we headed over to Gar Wood's Grill on the west shore for lunch. While you can pull up in a car, I felt super cool pulling up on the boat to the dock at the restaurant. #fancypants Gar Wood's not only has amazing food, but amazing views. You can sit on the deck and look out on the lake. Check it out in the photo below!
|The View from Gar Wood's|
Now I am back on the grind and working hard. :)