07.01.2012 - 07.01.2012
Another early start this morning and we left Fresno in heavy fog for a full day of driving to get to South Lake Tahoe. Fortunately it cleared before too long as today's driving was mostly through mountain passes and state forests (no cruisey highway driving today!) so the scenery was beautiful. The most spectacular being when came across a huge fully frozen lake. It was just amazing. Yes - the temperature has definitely dropped since our earlier part of the holiday where it was up to 28 a few days we were in LA. Today the lowest we got to was minus 2 and the highest elevation we drove through was 8000 feet so some wonderful views at times.
We arrived in Sth Lake Tahoe at about 4pm and despite it being freezing cold, there's not a snowflake in sight! Their last snowfall was late Nov so the snowmakers have been working overtime. We met up with Ruth and Chris and their 3 kids almost straight away - our apartment (we have a small but great 3 bedroomed place that will be perfect for our time here) is just along from theirs so after the kids all had a warm up soak in the hot spa, we all had dinner together at their place. They have been to the same places as us so far but in a different order so we had great fun comparing notes.
So it's a ski day tomorrow - should be lots of fun. We're loving all the blog comments - keep them coming!!