We had another slow morning today, which always feels great after so many early ones throughout the trip. The plan for today was to go for a hike, but, first, Rachel needed to find a dress for her brother Wes’ rehearsal dinner, which will happen a few days after we make it to Bozeman.
She found the needle in the haystack at Ross’, and then we made our way to D.L. Bliss State Park, where we would start hiking. Our plan was to follow the Rubicon Trail along the perimeter of the lake to Vikingsholm, in Emerald Bay.
This morning, Jim and Jeanette treated us to a fantastic breakfast of french toast, bacon, and coffee. It was a slow, relaxing morning, but we put together a list of things we wanted to do while were at Lake Tahoe so that we wouldn’t be too lazy!
The first item we checked off was to drive up to Heavenly, a ski resort that Jim and Jeanette and Jim’s family went to before Rachel even existed. On our way up there, we got our first views of the lake and all of the casinos on the Nevada side. Up at Heavenly, though, we got the best views of the lake yet.
Since today was a short day, we let the light wake us up as it spilled into the tent. On our way out of Carson River Resort, we met Angel, one of the owners, who was very accommodating to us (they let us stay for free after hearing about our trip). Thank you so much; we loved our stay and hope to return someday!
While mountain tops and beaches are gorgeous settings to ask someone to make an eternal commitment to you, I preferred something that exemplified our relationship and Chris’ character; something…. unprecedented. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed! And, like any good story, this one involves defecation. Continue reading The Proposal→