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Bandana
09-03-2007, 03:03 PM
Ahhh Lake Tahoe…
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe2.jpg

The lake is still as beautiful as I remember it to be, and the water just as cold /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cold.gif

It was quite refreshing after the heat we have been getting here in California, the temperature had been about 103f all week /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif

So this is our trip to Lake Tahoe, hope you enjoy!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif


We set out for Uncle Trucks house in Sacramento on Friday night.

I had been telling Imanni for 3 days that we were going to the lake, to the beach, to build a sand castle. Come Sunday morning he was ready to go, and woke me up at 4am /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70392-silly.gif

“Beach?? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

“It’s still sleep time Imanni, lay back down.” /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad.gif


He lays there kicking his feet and talking to himself for a minute, then looks at me fast asleep again…

“Momma?”

“Yes baby”

“Sand Castle” /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70365-flirt.gif

“Yes baby, later, right now is still sleep time”

“Momma, Cereal?”

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No sleeping for me… we get up and go downstairs…

Uncle Truck is still sleeping like a NORMAL human being at 4am /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rolleyes.gif/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/helpsmilie.gif

But I get some coffee going, pour the kid some cereal and take a step out to the oasis to check out jam.com and drink my coffee…

Uncle Truck’s backyard oasis:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture034.jpg

Imanni and I hang out on the couch and wait for Uncle to get up, and then I get him bathed, and dressed to go…
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture037.jpg

We load up the truck, and by 10am we were showered, packed, and ready to hit the road…

Imanni was sure happy once we got in the truck.

Yay, we goin to the beach!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/bannana_purple.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture039.jpg


Having been up at 4 am /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rolleyes.gif Imanni and I were asleep before we got very far… /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif

When I woke up we had left the rolling hills of California, and my eyes were greeted with jutting rock, and mountains full of pine trees…

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture131.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture134.jpg

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Bandana
09-03-2007, 03:58 PM
We pass Donner Lake:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture045-1.jpg


In no time, we see the sign for the turn off to Lake Tahoe /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70371-jump.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture047-1.jpg


I had not eaten yet, and my belly was grumbling about it. So I suggest we get something to eat in Truckee at the turn off.
Uncle Truck agrees, and then I see a sign that puts a BIG smile on my face /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

Port of Subs /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70377-loveeyes.gif

This is the sub sandwich shop I grew up with. They make the BEST sub sandwiches I have ever tasted, and I am so excited /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/bannana_purple.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/hungry.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/bannana_purple.gif

So we find the Port of Subs and order lunch…
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http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture050-1.jpg

"Uncle Truck" /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/notworthy.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture048-1.jpg


Belly full, we head down Hwy 89 towards the Lake, and on the side of the highway there is a river FULL of rafters… /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture056-1.jpg

“Wow, look at that” Imanni says /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek2.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif

The people sure looked like they were having a blast, but I could not believe how many of them there were /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/shocked.gif Every time I tried to snap a pic a tree would block my view, so none of the pics portray just how man boaters there were, but there were a LOT!

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture055.jpg

When we pulled into Lake Tahoe I saw the source /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture057-1.jpg

And then I got my first glimpse of the Lake /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70377-loveeyes.gif

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture045-1.jpg

R00TS
09-03-2007, 04:07 PM
[quote=Bandanna]Ahhh Lake Tahoe…
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe2.jpg

/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/shocked.gif Lovely!

Bandana
09-03-2007, 04:32 PM
Thanks Roots! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

If only *I* had taken that one /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif


none of my pictures came out like that one /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cry.gif mostly due to location...

I needed to show the true beauty of the place, and that picture (taken by Janice my Babysitter) really does /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70377-loveeyes.gif

Most of my pics are of Imanni /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/blush.gif Imagine that /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

Bandana
09-03-2007, 04:53 PM
wait.....




don't go away...






the lake is in the backround /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif






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Bandana
09-03-2007, 07:26 PM
It has been many years since I visited Lake Tahoe, and never coming from the California side. I grew up in Nevada at the base of Mt Rose, and Lake Tahoe was always just minutes from my house. This time we were coming from the other side, and it had been over 10 years since I had driven around the lake. I had done some research during the week, and decided we should go to Meeks Bay.
Well Uncle Truck, who had been driving while I slept /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/blush.gif just wanted a beach, preferably the closest one… *sigh* ok… /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
I was just thankful to be there /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70371-jump.gif so we re-examine the map, and decided to go through Tahoe City, to a small beach listed just on the other side.

Lake Forest Beach /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture064.jpg
Some of the beaches in Tahoe are very pretty, this one was not so much /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/whatever.gif

If I had been driving, I would have kept going till I found one of the better beaches. Uncle Truck had other plans, and was not keen on driving further, so Lake Forest beach it was… /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70392-silly.gif

Imanni did not know the difference, and was happy to finally be there…
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture065.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture067.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture066.jpg


I was a little disappointed, but made the best of it. There was hardly anyone there so we had quite a bit of privacy. no boddar tell the man everyone knows this beach no good /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif

There were picnic tables set up and we took over one…

Changed Imanni into this life-suit I borrowed from Janice, and blew up the frog /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/whistle.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture069.jpg

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http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture079.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture080.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture078.jpg

Stormmey
09-03-2007, 07:40 PM
refreshing bandit /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70371-jump.gif

Compry
09-03-2007, 09:34 PM
Sweet. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif

Nanook
09-04-2007, 02:27 AM
CUTE!!!!! I just love watching you take Imanni places where he is always enjoying himself! It is a refreshing treat every time!

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Bandana
09-04-2007, 02:38 PM
So Imanni did what little kids do at the beach.

He played with sticks:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture086.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture085.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture083.jpg


And made a sand castle:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture087.jpg


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture088.jpg


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture089.jpg


I can't believe I used to call this stuff sand /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rolleyes.gif

All the while I am thinking boy, just wait till you see a REAL beach, and make a REAL sand castle...


104 days!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/bannana_purple.gif


Lord, I'm gonna spoil the boy /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70361-embarassed.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

Diplomat
09-04-2007, 02:44 PM
Great pics /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif It sure seems he is looking more and more like you /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

I love his hair-do; he's just soooooo adorable!

Bandana
09-04-2007, 03:00 PM
After quite some time in the HEAT /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif we decided to retreat back from the lake into the shade trees /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif

View from the shade:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture097.jpg


We spread out the blanket, and ate some snacks...

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http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture090.jpg

After snacks Uncle Truck and I brought out the backgammon:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture104.jpg

While Imanni tried to pop his frog riding it through the stickers and twigs /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70392-silly.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture101.jpg

Tired of that, he decided terrorizing ants with sticks was much more fun /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70371-jump.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture106.jpg

Laurel
09-04-2007, 03:20 PM
/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70459-hugs.gif just love following along ...

Sweet ~

diabolical_Tanya
09-04-2007, 06:56 PM
*fart* /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif

/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70459-hugs.gif awwwwww so very cute /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70371-jump.gif

ohliz
09-04-2007, 08:55 PM
Wow the lake is nearly as breathtaking as your son /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

loops
09-04-2007, 09:03 PM
place looks lovely....and your little man is such a doll...love his outfit too...quite the fashion plate.

swedishrasta
09-05-2007, 12:36 PM
((((Bandi & crew)))
Nice nice trip report. Imanni looks like he's definitely enjoying himself. Thank you so much for sharing. What a lovely way to spend the weekend.

ps..Unlce truck is looking good and no I don't mean his car.

BlessedLadyOfZion
09-05-2007, 12:51 PM
Too cute.

So whe de pics of you deh Bandi??

How long was the drive to Tahoe?

R00TS
09-05-2007, 01:02 PM
[quote=Bandanna]So Imanni did what little kids do at the beach.

He played with sticks:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e297/IrieBandana/Tahoe/Picture086.jpg

OMGoodness hes fabulous /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/inlove1.gif

also gotta say good job on covering 2 different country's beer! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/notworthy.gif neither U.S /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif

Bandana
09-05-2007, 01:23 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ohliz</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wow the lake is nearly as breathtaking as your son /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif </div></div>


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Bandana
09-05-2007, 01:30 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: loops</div><div class="ubbcode-body">love his outfit too...quite the fashion plate. </div></div>

You know loops, last week I went shopping at the outlet stores by my house...

Osh Kosh, and Carters...

They had a clearance on some real nice summer clothes $3.99 a piece..
I bought a bunch of them for the trip to JA in Dec. and thought I could hold on to them till the trip /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif

NOT!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rolleyes.gif

They looked so cute on him I had to pack them all for the weekend /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif


He is gonna break my bank when he grows to be a teenager /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif

One of my best friends saw a child model scout in the mall, She said she immediatly thought of Imanni /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif and brought me the lady's card...
unno think I should call her?? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif

Bandana
09-05-2007, 01:32 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LadyZ</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Too cute.

So whe de pics of you deh Bandi??

How long was the drive to Tahoe? </div></div>

/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70371-jump.gif No pics of me /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70371-jump.gif


The drive took about an hour and a half from Uncle Trucks house..

Bandana
09-05-2007, 03:17 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Swedish</div><div class="ubbcode-body">((((Bandi & crew)))
Nice nice trip report. Imanni looks like he's definitely enjoying himself. Thank you so much for sharing. What a lovely way to spend the weekend.

ps..Unlce truck is looking good and no I don't mean his car. </div></div>

thanks Swede... yes Uncle Truck is doing very well, and it shows!

Now we just gotta find him a woman! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

diabolical_Tanya
09-05-2007, 04:57 PM
So Bands what did you think of the life suit? are you getting him one for JA?

MarieK
09-05-2007, 05:23 PM
i just think dis likkle pickney is di sweetest ting eva. soooooo sweeeettttttt

BlessedLadyOfZion
09-05-2007, 05:29 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Empress_Tanya</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So Bands what did you think of the life suit? are you getting him one for JA? </div></div>u should. dem sell a wal-mart and target fi good price

Bandana
09-05-2007, 05:58 PM
Yes the life suit work real good /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif and they are on clearance now cause summer over... gonna go get one this weekend /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/bannana_purple.gif