We woke up this morning to another stink bomb prank (thanks boys!) and packed our tents away.
The one bad thing about being the middle of the desert. NOT SHOWERING! The campsite’s (if you can call if that) showers and toilets were so below par – they had 30 second timers (not good if you’re peeing and the lights suddenly go off), spiders for company and were just so dirty, so me and Polly cleaned up festival style with wet wipes whilst a couple of the boys had a dip in the lake before we headed to our next stop California!
On the way, we stopped for lunch in Reno – the original ‘Las Vegas’ and also dubbed ‘the biggest little city in the world’, which as its name suggests, was packed full of casinos and pawn shops. After lunch and a long drive we finally arrived in Lake Tahoe! We headed to the beach where the boys, Annalie and Steve went on the jet skis, while the rest of us girls decided to try paddle boarding. It was so hot, so it was nice to cool off in the lake and learn a new sport. We used this time to paddle, sunbathe and even attempt yoga on the paddle boards! Once our hour was up, we laid on the beach topping up our non-existent tans (well it has been raining almost everyday on this trip aha) and me and Polly tried shaved ice for the first time! Yum!
lake tahoe beach
When we arrived into our next campsite we were surprised at how many people were staying there – it was such a change from the quiet wasteland that was Lake Elko. Tent erecting done, we decided to head out and grab a Mexican meal using part of our food kitty. It was so nice to dress up and go out for a meal! (Oh the things like make-up that we take for granted!) A few of us shared a Wild Hibiscus pitcher, and I had a lovely pulled pork floata.
mexican meal time
Bellies full, me, Polly and the boys headed to a casino to bet whilst the others headed back to camp. The casino was so swanky (a taste of what was to come in Vegas I presume) and there was even a live band playing! For me personally, I decided not to gamble and I wasn’t really up for the night, so once the boys finished gambling, we hailed a cab and headed home.
The next couple of days are going to be spent in our last national park together as a Northern Trail family – so sad! I can’t believe how quick this trip is going!
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