Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy 8th Birthday!

Another year, another milestone in the life of Ty. My he has grown...

We had a fabulous weekend filled with soccer, family, parties, and friends (oh and another 100 degree plus day). Happy Birthday Ty!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Real Tales of San Francisco

We finished our summer break this year with a weekend in San Francisco and could not have asked for more perfect weather. The skies were clear and I told Ty he was lucky to see the Golden Gate Bridge and "The Rock" so clearly. Our tourist stops included The Palace of Fine Arts and the Exploratorium, Fisherman's Wharf, and Haight Ashbury. But perhaps Ty's biggest thrill was the cable car ride. 

Here are a few highlights:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hot to Trot

Another one of Ty's favorite activities in Tahoe is horseback riding. This year we decided to try a ride over at Zephyr Cove Stables just across the state line in Nevada. 

It was a beautiful morning with clear views of the lake when we reached the top of the trail. Ty rode at the front of the line and he had a blast with his horse who was so well behaved.
 The view at the top of the trail

Ty after the ride with his horse

Monday, September 05, 2011

At Peace in the Mountains

The Angora Lakes are nestled in the forest about 1500 feet above Lake Tahoe. We decided to get adventurous one morning and take a hike, also hoping to see and touch some snow which a guide had told us might still be up at that altitude (close to 8000 feet). After a thrilling drive partway up the mountain to the base site, we hiked the remaining mile or so to the lakes.

Ty did remarkably well on the steep ascent and we were rewarded with a set of pristine lakes hidden from civilization. We stopped on the trail for lunch and sat in the silence while listening to the wind rustling the branches of the tall evergreens.

Here is a shot of Ty and a more picturesque view of one of the lakes with some swimmers.