I didn’t really do any cooking this week because last Saturday, I flew out to Lake Tahoe to go skiing with my parents and my siblings.
Sort of through happenstance, all four of us kids happened to be available to go, and that’s the first time all of us have been on a ski trip together since 1995, when I was 17.
So, this was a pretty special occasion!
It was really lovely to be with my family and to have all six of us together. It felt a little like traveling back in time, except that all of us are a lot older now.
And I have to say, it was nice to kind of be in the kid position again, where I did not have to be very responsible for anything other than myself. Ahhhh.
I’d never been skiing out west anywhere other than Colorado, and I have to say, Tahoe beats Colorado hands down. It’s so nice to not be freezing to death while skiing.
And the scenery is just so gorgeous.
I hadn’t skiied since 2005, but even after a 14 year hiatus, I still remembered how. Kind of like riding a bike.
I did have two falls, one of which was a little dramatic (I lost my skis and poles in that one!), but mercifully, I didn’t get hurt.
It’s really great to be able to see the lake as you ski down the California side of the mountain. And the lake is beautiful when you get right down to it too.
So weird to see snow and sand in the same spot!
Between my three siblings and me, we have 17 kids. And delightful as those kids are, it was fun to be together just as adults for a few days.
I was telling Mr. FG last night that it was so lovely that all of my siblings could come. Each one of them contributes something special to the group, and it wouldn’t have been the same if even one was missing.
Hmm. I don’t seem to have any photos of my mom! She was there, I promise. She just cross-country skis now, due to some knee injuries, so I have no lift selfies with her.
Anyway. This is why I have no menu post for you today!
You might be wondering what Mr. FG and the girls did while I was gone. Well…Lisey stayed here and worked.
But Mr. FG hadn’t spent his fun money in a really long time, and he discovered he had enough saved up to take himself and the girls to Disney while I was gone!
We used Southwest points for their flights and mine (from our Southwest credit card), so the flying was nearly free.
We also signed up for a Disney credit card, which gave us a $200 discount on the park tickets, and he and the girls stayed in a hotel using a friends and family discount from my younger brother.
So, that all worked out very nicely.
Anyway, we’re all home now, and I’ll be back in the kitchen this week!