a weekend away and a return to stress
all this of course called for a weekend away. so i took off for tahoe with a few good friends and my fairy godmother and spent three days at the lake.
this was the view walking down from the house. i've spent time in tahoe, but it's a special thing to have a house on the lake, as my dear gina does, and so the views were quite majestic just twenty feet outside the door.
the water, which you can sort of see in the picture above, is basically almost crystal clear. a tad on the chilly side, but rarely have i wanted to dive into a lake so badly.
beautiful, right? so i picked up jenn at SFO friday morning, we stopped at the market to grab about 100 limes and avocados, and we made it to tahoe about three and half hours later, where a group of lovely ladies was waiting to hand us maragaritas made with fresh citrus and Patron. a dinner of grilled tri-tip and pasta salad and several lovely bottles of wine and a skype call with a friend who couldn't make it later, we all were exhausted and passed out.
we spent the next day heading to a bar that's basically on a dock, and then took the boat for a spin and caught some sun. as you can see, i'm quite tan. kind of amazing.
jenn is too adorable for words.
got home and opened the grey goose and had martinis, and then we all took a nap (tired from sun and drinking) and then roused ourselves enough to order a cab to a restaurant. they were worried about the weather so were not serving fine dining on the patio, but we waited out there with a drink while they prepared our table and caught a great sunset.
dinner was delicious. lots of great wine, and i had scallops stuffed with crab meat and pesto on little risotto cakes and a stellar salad. then it was cabbing it home, more wine, a chocolate birthday cake for gina and drunken talking on the dock until the wee hours.
i woke up early and sunned on the dock, listening to music and just relaxing.
the next day we hit emerald bay and ventured into nevada. views were fairly spectacular there, as well.
all in all, it was a fabulous little get away, and while i've struggled monday and today with getting myself back on track, it was great to see my friends and get some fresh air.
so... who wants to visit? ;)