Friendsgiving in Tahoe

Thanksgiving? But isn’t it March…? Yes, it is definitely March, but I wasn’t willing to let this fun November weekend with friends and good food go undocumented! While Mo and I weren’t able to celebrate Thanksgiving with our family this year, we had the opportunity to celebrate with our friends in a beautiful house in Lake Tahoe. The house we rented was right across from the lake and had a cozy fireplace, hot tub on the patio and a big, open kitchen that we took full advantage of. Now don’t get me wrong, I love myself a good Thanksgiving meal as much as the next person, but prime rib, broccolini, mashed potatoes and salad made for a great alternative.

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Not too far from where we stayed is the small town of Truckee. This old mining town has a welcoming, chill vibe and is a great place to spend the afternoon. Tara and I checked out the boutiques, while the guys gladly hung back at a brewery.

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Lake Tahoe is absolutely beautiful anytime of year – whether you go for winter skiing or the beach in the summer, you’ll always be able to find ways to enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds you. Typically they would have snow this time of year, but we got fortunate to have sunny, warm weather… perfect for hiking! Our first hike was Eagle Point.

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We then drove to Sugar Pine Point State Park and walked through a beautiful redwood forrest before stumbling on the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, a grand summer home of a San Franciscan business built in 1903. The mansion is now a house museum and can be rented out as an event space.

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I ran my last long (hilly) run of my CIM marathon training cycle that weekend and Tara led Sydney through some intention setting, stretching and gratitude.

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I think our shirts in the picture below pretty much sum up our trip! We pictured this going a lot differently- maybe with the pups laying by our sides with a glass of wine in hand. Not exactly what really happened… but that’s real life and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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