Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Lake Tahoe, DisneyLand, Half Moon Bay

So we Have had a WONDERFUL ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!!  VACA!!!!!!
and its still going strong, although, thankfully we are settled in one spot, arrived today.

To start out... We based ourselves out of Nana's and Papa's house in Cali-forn-i-a.  On our way in we detoured and spent a few hours in Lake Tahoe, we hiked down to emerald bay...gorgeous!  It felt amazing to get out and stretch and smell the amazing mountain air.  We skipped and played, and explored.  The girls loved to see the castle on emerald bay and to see how tall the trees are.   I LOVE the fresh mountain air.  
We ran all the way down and sang christmas carols all the way back up.

Then we trekked down to DISNEYLAND!!!! It was just the four of us and Kyle's parents.  It was awesome to just focus on the girls and not worry about what everyone else in the family wanted to do.  We had so much fun!!!  Miss H went on her first roller coaster and LOVED IT, but did not like the haunted mansion.  Miss E loved meeting the princess', exploring the castle, and just running from place to place.  This was the first time we have ever kept the girls awake to watch the fireworks, so that was SO FUN!

A couple of days later we headed over to Half Moon Bay near San Fran.  It only rained for about 10 minutes.  This day was my favorite by far.   I LOVE THE BEACH, the expansiveness of the ocean, the seagulls, the breeze, the sounds, the fun!  The girls and I had a wonderful time searching for seashells (we even found two perfect clam shells!!!) we ran from the waves, we fell in the water, we built sandcastles.  I can't wait to go back!  We were soooo sandy and muddy - but who cares!  Life is best when lived!  To get down to the beach we had to go down a steep and MUDDY trail.  It was awesome, we were practically there all alone!

(I stole a day away to visit some long time friends in san francisco, the girlies spent the day with Nana, Everybody Plays, Everybody Wins!  I only had my phone and so I don't have any pictures, we went to the beach, art museums, a couple of restaurants, a tiny bit of shopping, and the San Fran Bridge Park)

And then we hiked to this Seasonal Waterfall on Christmas Eve, it only appears when it rains, so it had been raining all week and stopped on christmas eve, so we packed up and headed out!  It was the first time I had ever seen it, its GORGEOUSLY FABULOUS!!

I WILL put christmas pictures up tonight or tomorrow!  Late Christmas Night we packed up the car and headed to Utah, we arrived this morning in time to ski, we are going to be here in Utah until school starts, its snowing so we HAVE to take advantage and ENJOY THE POWDER.  WAHOO, We'll all be skiing tomorrow and I am thrilled!

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