Life of a Wallflower Part 1 – Lake Tahoe

Just a little peek into my life. =)

I took a little mini getaway with my friends this past weekend. We went to Lake Tahoe at the border of California and Nevada to a ski resort called Northstar.

I haven’t seen snow in so long I was excited. I think it’s been five years. lol. I would never survive living in the freezing cold winter weather, but I love the idea of snow and seeing it temporarily.

We were actually there to snowboard/ski. Considering that I’ve done it once, five years ago, the last time I saw snow, I was a little more than apprehensive. But it was soo fun. And it was the perfect way to get my mind off all my worries, even for just a little while. Northstar was so impressive with all their slopes. It was super crowded too. I wish I took photos of the slope, but I was too busy falling from my snowboard to take out my phone for photos.

Here are some photos of Lake Tahoe. We were really there for Northstar, but when my friends heard I’ve never been to Lake Tahoe, they made a detour.

I have no idea why there’s a random rock in the lake.



We wanted to take out a boat onto the lake, but for obvious reasons (winter), there weren’t any. Lol.


On our way back, we stopped by Old Sacramento, where the stores and restaurants look as though they came straight out of the Wild West. So cute! Trains that tour the Sacramento River, horse drawn carriages, ventriloquists entertaining at the corner (though to be honest, I’m a little afraid of them).

If you have a chance, do visit. And stop by Fat City Bar & Café. They have the best Banana Cream Pie. They use fresh bananas. It’s so popular that they won’t let you buy a whole pie unless you order in advance. I ordered a crab and artichoke dip with bread for lunch. Yes, I had dip for lunch. I had to live it up after all that hard falling I did while trying to learn how to snowboard.



I just wanted to give you a little peek into my life.

Hope you guys had as great of a weekend as I did!


62 thoughts on “Life of a Wallflower Part 1 – Lake Tahoe

  1. We have had a very sad winter in the Tahoe Basin. You can see random rocks in your photo because the lake level is sooooo low. That’s bad news for Nevada. Thanks for sharing pictures of Tahoe for the world to see. She’s still beautiful.


  2. If you’re looking for snow, I’ve got snow for you. Just come visit Canada. We’ve had our fair share this winter! In fact, I can ship some to you… I’ve got LOTS to spare!


  3. Looks like great food! The random rock in the lake is an exposed granite boulder because it looks like the water level is pretty low. I grew up near Lake Tahoe (yes, in that wintery weather which I still love having since lived in MT, MN, WI and now ID) so it’s fun to see your photos. If you like to ski, try Kirkwood next time!


  4. Sounds like you had a perfect getaway (even with falling off the snowboard!). While it’s hard for us in northern climes to imagine not seeing snow for years at a time, since I have Florida grandchildren who have rarely or never seen it, I can understand it. Thank you for liking my blog.


  5. Hey there. Thanks for stopping by my site. I appreciate the support. I’ve never been to Lake Tahoe…but you’ve made me want to go! Happy weekend. JT


  6. Hello Andrea, Thanks for checking out my blog. Coincidentally
    , I started a second career in photography about 15 years ago .at the Northstar ski resort in Tahoe after working in the casino business for several years. Glad you didn’t injure yourself on the slopes.


  7. Been to Fat City many a time. In fact the family of my dentist when I was living in Sacramento owned the place. Lake Tahoe is always beautiful. Thanks for the reminder. I led backpack trips in the mountains west of the lake, bike treks around the late, and once I even ran a seven day cross-country ski trek through the Desolation wilderness. That was quite the experience! –Curt


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