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My first trip to Tahoe! Finally! Would it be too dramatic to use the word majestic to describe the setting? Call me a drama queen, but I think not.

We took the drive from Sonoma to Squaw Valley in a loaner car from the Subaru dealership since our car was having some service done. I mention this because I am thrifty, and saving an eight hour round trip of miles on our vehicle made me smugly happy.

So this was our babymoon. As of right now, we are only 6 weeks away from meeting our little Roo. And we had to celebrate our time together as just a couple, since that is obviously very limited! We decided on Tahoe so that we could get away without spending too much money, and take advantage of the off-season relaxation.

We arrived Friday night, and took it majorly easy with a night of spaghetti and The Lion King. I mean, how does a night get more perfect than that??

Saturday morning Husband went for a long run at the gym so that he wouldn’t drive me crazy with all of his excess energy. He’s very considerate like that. After I had some extra sleep, and he had burned off his man-energy, we set off for a hike at Five Lakes Trail. I had to take quite a few breaks in the beginning (we’re talking once every 10-15 minutes) to catch my breath. Carrying twenty-three extra pounds and altitude make for for a tough climb. But I sort of got myself together after the first 45 minutes or so and was able to carry on pretty much at a normal pace afterwards.

We still took plenty of breaks for lots of photos though…

Can you believe this sticker was one someone’s car at the trailhead??? I almost sat down and waited for them to get back from their hike just so I could shake their hand.

Damn straight!

Damn straight!

He’s my rock. Get it?? Bad dum cha.

Mountain husband.

Mountain husband.

Ok so let me explain a little bit of what’s happening here… We are trying to demonstrate that my bump is about the same size as that rock formation behind me. And I felt like sticking my tongue out would really drive the point home.




Nothing staged about this photo at all...

Nothing staged about this photo at all…

I actually really like this photo…


I think the Five Lakes Trail took about 3 hours for us to complete. So in non-pregnant talk that would probably take most people about 2.5 hours.

Afterwards we drove to Truckee and had lunch at Fifty-Fifty, a local brewery and restaurant. My veggie burger was AWESOME. BBQ sauce on the side was legit. <— I live in CA now so I get to use vernacular like this, even when describing BBQ sauce.

After lunch we drove to Reno! I have ALWAYS wanted to visit Reno because I am a geek-out huge fan of Reno!911. One of my favorite shows ever ever ever. I’m sure my husband appreciated the non-stop Trudy Weigel quotes on the drive over there.


Well and I have to say, Reno is somewhat accurately showcased on Reno!911. I am not too easily fazed, but we didn’t stay downtown too long. But there was an ADORABLE couple there that had just gotten married, so we took their picture under the Reno sign and wished them the best. So sweeeeeet!

Then we went to the actual Reno Sheriff’s department and took a photo out there too. Then we were on our way back to Squaw Valley for dinner (pizza) and a good night’s rest.

Have you been to Reno? Or Vegas for that matter??