Given an unexpected week off from work, and needing some bonding time with my boys after all the chaos of the past 2 months, I (Mark) decided it was time to take them on their first snow trip. We drove up to Truckee, in the northern Lake Tahoe area. It was a great two-day trip, just the 3 of us. We mostly went sledding at an assortment of locations, but we also went ice skating, hot tubbing, had snowball fights, and ate at a lot of fun places.
In Squaw Valley
Most of our time was spent sledding. The boys loved it, but got banged up a bit.
This is how deep the snow was in the Tahoe National Park
Trips with Dad usually involve more goodies then usual
Our hotel had a working hot tub, surrounded by snow drifts. The maintenance man was very kind and got it all set up for us at 7:30 AM in the morning. We spent an hour in it and it was a blast! The air was so cold, and the water so hot, that if we splashed around we created so much steam that I could not see Benji from across the hot tub, 6 feet away.