A quick trip home

A quick trip home

 
 

When: June 23rd - 25th, 2017
Where: San Francisco, CA & Lake Tahoe, NV
Instagram: #hanoutwest

Last weekend I took a really quick trip to California. I flew from Boston, MA (where I live now) to Sacramento, CA (where I grew up and where my family lives ) to surprise my mom on her 70th birthday. It was so hard keeping the secret from her for over a month, but the look on her face made it all worth it - happy birthday mom!

 
The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA

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So typical of San Francisco to be sunny one minute and foggy the next. Also, LOL to Californians who bust out their parkas when it's even the slightest bit windy.

So typical of San Francisco to be sunny one minute and foggy the next. Also, LOL to Californians who bust out their parkas when it's even the slightest bit windy.

 

That Saturday, my best friend Jenna and I took a mini adventure to Lake Tahoe, which is a really simple 2 hour drive east. I had mapped out a sensible loop around the entire lake, but obviously Jenna's passenger navigation skills lead us on a janky route going south then back up north, then back south. 😉 You can probably go around the entire lake in ~2 hours without stopping. If you don't stop, you can still see a lot from you car, including waterfalls!

 
Emerald Bay, South Lake Tahoe

Emerald Bay, South Lake Tahoe

Jenna and Bella

Jenna and Bella

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Emerald Bay, South Lake Tahoe

Emerald Bay, South Lake Tahoe

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Secret Cove, Northeast Lake Tahoe. FYI - you have to hike down from the road for about 10-15 minutes to get here, but it's well worth it!

Secret Cove, Northeast Lake Tahoe. FYI - you have to hike down from the road for about 10-15 minutes to get here, but it's well worth it!

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Lakeside Beach

Lakeside Beach

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We stopped at Emerald Bay, Sand Harbor, Chimney Beach and Lakeside Beach. We couldn't find Secret Cove, Secret Harbor or Whale Beach. I'll have to come back one day to check out the last 3 stops.

On another note, Jon and I are heading to London tomorrow and couldn't be more excited. Please leave any recommendations below! 

 
 
Postcards from London

Postcards from London

Goodbye spring, hello summer!

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