Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Yosemite, Lake Tahoe and Napa Valley

It was the spring break and we just got back from road trip. Places after places. We visited Yosemite, Lake Tahoe and Napa Valley. There was still snow at Yosemite and Lake Tahoe, it was also where the kids had their first snow tubing experience. They love it! It was Spring, and snow wasn't as fine for play, but was good enough.

I used to think California is a state of theme parks, but this trip has enlightened me beyond. We did lots of beautiful sightseeing and indulged in gourmet food and wine in Napa Valley. Simply high life. What I loved most out of this trip was the many beautiful family shots we had. Thanks to a sturdy tripod and breathtaking views.

We did snow tubing in Lake Tahoe, yet again. The kids tried on the tube carousel, where a machine would pull the child filled tubes in rounds.
 
Snow tubing in Yosemite, Badger pass ski area
 
Our half attempted snow man
 
With our built snowman
 
We are the snow angels!

Yosemite fall

Love the snow!

Napa valley would be a really nice place for the kid-less, especially if you're into fine dining. But, with kids, fun goes on. We tasted wine, they tasted grape juice. We visited a few wineries, gained some knowledge about wines and bought some back for drinking leisure too. I love Napa for it's fine food and wine. And those chocolates you find there are really good!

We also visited the Old Faithful Geyser, where the underground river water erupts because of the heat pressure. It was nice watching, but I thought it wasn't anything impressive. What's more fun seemed like feeding the goats and sheep in their little petting zoo. 
 
A great visit to the Castello di Amorosa winery. We loved it the most!

Animal therapy
 
A break from theme parks to scenic travels can be therapeutic. We did lots of walking with the kids, we even did a down and up slope trail with Jazz using her walking feet. Walking moments give us bonding moments, we chatted and chatted. So looking forward to next getaway again.

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