We went up to Tahoe on Saturday and enjoyed playing in the snow. Its really only an hour drive for us so its not really that far. About 15 minutes from our house we start to see patches of snow and at 45 minutes away we start to see walls of snow on the side of the road. This sledding area use to be an old ski lodge but the lodge isn't open anymore and they use it for sledding. Weird part for me? You have to pay $15 to go sledding. We got there early, at a little after 10am and people were just starting to show up. By 1pm the place was as packed as an amusement park and we went home. Being so packed kinda took the fun out of it for me, but we still had a great time and now we know what to be prepared for when we return (albeit probably a different place next time!) It was nice to touch the snow as Penny hasn't played in snow like this since she was 1. We really just didn't realize it was so close to us!
We were a little overdressed as it was almost 40 degrees out, but the wind was pretty strong and so we weren't sad to be wearing hats and snow pants. Penny was the first one all dressed and ready to play and she could not WAIT to throw a snowball.
Her curls kept peeking out to say hello.
People drove from really far to be sledding at this place. One guy I overheard had driven 5 hours with his kids to come sledding today. They had also brought a BBQ grill, camping chairs and enough food to stay for a week! Sean and I thought this would be a lot of fun to plan to do with a group of friends since we really aren't that far away. The smell coming from the various grills all around was tantalizing.
I do miss the snow in Alaska, I ain't gonna lie.....but I don't really miss the cold cold cold temperatures. One thing I really do love about Cameron Park is that we're not far from snow if we want to see it. We'll definitely go again soon!