As everyone in America knows, February 14 is Valentine's Day. What they probably don't know - and likely don't care about - is that February 16 is also our wedding anniversary, while February 15 was President's Day. (I know, right? What were we thinking getting married so close to that overpriced Hallmark holiday? Let's just say we didn't set the day - circumstances and family did it for us.) Basically, the world was conspiring against us to have a nice, quiet, relaxing anniversary - ever. Or maybe we're just stupid. *shrugs*
Because work is extremely hectic for me right about now (not taking into consideration the fact that other co-workers had already requested that time off), the most I could take off for our annual anniversary vacation was two days. There wasn't anywhere we could really go in 4 days, and because of the Hallmark Holiday, everything was extremely overpriced. Rather, as you all know by know, we decided to postpone our anniversary trip until March and go to Jamaica instead. Still, I didn't want us to do NOTHING to mark the passing of time so a quick trip to Priceline.com had us planning a quick weekend getaway to Lake Tahoe, staying at they Hyatt on the North Shore for $120/night.
Now, I love Lake Tahoe. I often think "I could live here." Alan disagrees. There's just something so calming and soothing about the pine forest wrapped ice blue water that puts me in a relaxed state of mind, regardless of the season. That said, we are not skiiers, snowboarders or any other type of outdoor sports(wo)men. No, we're more the sledding and tubing types.
We drove up on Saturday morning and found ourselves in a room with two queen beds (reminiscent of last year) but this time they weren't willing to give us a king room. The weather was a bit too good for my liking - mid 50s and sunny. This translated to very little snow on the ground. *harrumph*
We spent the weekend hanging around the hotel, going in to various towns to eat (great pizza at Fiamma in Tahoe City!), sledding up in Mt. Rose (where I also suffered for the elevation) and dog sledding in Squaw Valley. Such an awesome experience! Oh, and the next time we go up to Tahoe? I want to stay at the Resort at Squaw Creek. Unfortunately in the midst of all this fun, I had an allergic reaction to something (we think the bedding/linens in our room, or maybe the detergent they used to wash them) and my eye became very red & itchy and I've spent the remainder of the week with a goopy, hurting eye. I look hawt.