The Tahoe Trip

August 27th, 2007

From selling Girl Scout cookies and doing a babysitting fundraiser last spring, Jackie’s girl scout troop earned the money to go to Tahoe for three days, staying in a cabin a few blocks from the lake.

Following a 4-hour drive, we unloaded our gear at the cabin and relaxed with games and puzzles. Jackie found a (stuffed) black bear at the cabin, whom she adored and named Black Berry.

After a bit we walked to Regan beach where the girls enjoyed the water. Tahoe’s beautiful clear water was not the same as usual due to a large fire earlier in the summer. The water looked murky and brown. Regardless, the girls enjoyed playing in the water.

In the evenings the girls played interactive games like “Mofia” and card games like “war.” Other times they would break into pairs but the never the same pair or clique. It was nice to see them all have fun and interact so freely, which is not always the case with pre-teens.

On the second day, we drove to Sand Beach. It was a nice, sandy beach with the more typical clear blue Tahoe water. The girls enjoyed collecting rocks, swimming, playing in the sand and climbing on boulders.

On the third day, the girls played minature golf and played more games at the cabin before cleaning and driving home.

It was a relaxing and enjoyable trip – a great way to end the summer.

One comment to “The Tahoe Trip”

  1. It does sound like a perfect way to end the summer!

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