I've missed you!
I hope you all had a wonderful 4th! Mine was one of the best yet! Having a four day weekend really made it feel like a true vacation. The weather in Tahoe was absolutely perfect. I loved being up in the pine trees and mountain air.
We left Wednesday evening after dinner, hoping that the holiday traffic would have subsided by then. Thankfully, we were right, and hit hardly any traffic during our drive to Tahoe. We even saw a few firework shows along the way in Sacramento, Folsom and El Dorado Hills! Once we arrived in Tahoe everyone was relaxing and visiting. Since we planned to get up early and go out on the boat, we didn't stay up too late.
The forecast had predicted that there was a chance of thunder storms on the 4th, but we lucked out and it was a beautiful day. We headed out on the boat about 8am to beat the crowds. I have never been on the lake in Tahoe with such calm water, it was wonderful. There were two boats in our group and we found a cove to anchor and spend the day in the sun. Before I moved to San Francisco, I spent the majority of my summer out on the boat, so I was so happy to spend the day on Lake Tahoe with some of my closest friends.
Early in the afternoon we decided it was time to head in for a late lunch and to get ready for the BBQ and fireworks later that evening. On the way back we did a little tubing which was so fun! I was bummed I didn't bring my wakeboard, but I hadn't been tubing in years and it was just as fun as I remembered. Andrew and I made a pretty good run of it before getting thrown off!
We were lucky enough to be invited to join our friends family at the Edgewood Golf Course for a members BBQ and to watch the fireworks. We all dressed in our patriotic best and headed off to the golf course. There was a BBQ and full bar set up on the course. Everyone sat around eating, playing games, visiting, and listening to music while we waited for the sun to go down. It was such a beautiful setting, I felt so lucky to spend the 4th with my closest friends right on the water in Lake Tahoe.
We had set up blankets and chairs right on the beach for a front row seat to watch the fireworks. I had heard that Edgewood was the best place to see the fireworks in South Lake Tahoe, and boy was that the truth. I don't think I had ever seen a better display of fireworks! It felt like they were pointed directly at our portion of the beach. And the show was synchronized with a local radio station that played patriotic songs, which added to the festive feeling of the entire day. It was just one of those perfect nights. I sat there thinking how lucky I was to be there, and surrounded by such wonderful people.
After such an amazing day on the 4th, I felt so spoiled to have three more days in Tahoe before we had to head back to the city. I'll be back tomorrow with a recap of the rest of our weekend!
I hope you all had an amazing holiday as well! It seems like everyone I talk to had such a wonderful 4th, and I hope it was just as great for all of you!!