I know I’m not alone when I say traveling and experiencing new worlds is always a blast. Sure, getting to your destination can be tedious, but if you plan your trip right, it’s always worth it. And Events & Adventures always does it right! This time it was a weekend getaway out to Tahoe for some skiing and relaxing. I arrived in South Lake Tahoe late Friday night at the house Events & Adventures rented for the weekend. Even though it was almost pitch black, I could tell how beautiful it was, perhaps even more so with all the powder surrounding it! I was greeted by super-friendly members from Events & Adventures clubs in other cities, and the hosts still managed to make me feel welcome and help me get settled even though it was two in the morning.
Both Saturday and Sunday mornings, we were served a full breakfast that was prepared by other members that signed up to help out. We only had to help out with cooking or cleaning once throughout the entire weekend. While cooking for a group of 35 might be daunting, the members were outstanding in getting the food well prepared and in a timely manner. It was no small task, but they did a great job and it was the perfect way to get charged up for the day.
Why choose between snowsports or relaxing on a weekend getaway when you can do both?
During the day, we had the option to go to Heavenly Ski Resort or a few others that were not as close by. Heavenly offers skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and a gondola. The views are stunning, and on our excursion the snow just kept coming down. But if adventuring into the heavy powder isn’t quite your speed, the rental house was perfect alternative for just chilling and relaxing. Several members did just that, including me on Saturday. The house was equipped with two hot tubs, an indoor swimming pool, a movie theater, and a game room that had pool, shuffle board, ping pong, and foosball. There were some members who also brought some board and card games from home, as well. Needless to say, there was plenty to keep the whole squad entertained!
Different members took turns cooking delicious dinners on Saturday and Sunday evenings. It was really nice to see so many people teaming up, helping each other, and enjoying themselves while doing so. Though we were back at the house relaxing, a couple of serious Jenga games broke out that actually resulted in way more laughs than I ever thought possible from balancing wooden blocks. On Sunday morning, we had a grab and go breakfast with more pastry, muffin, and bagel options than the continental breakfasts you get at most hotels, which was a nice way to kick off the morning.
The hosts from Events & Adventures did a great job at making everyone feel welcome, making sure there was plenty of food, and catering to those with special dietary needs. They were also really helpful in making sure anyone had a ride to and from Heavenly Ski Resort as needed. This was my first time to South Lake Tahoe and it was definitely a trip to remember. I am already looking forward to the next weekend getaway to South Lake Tahoe to be posted so I can go again!
~ Erica P, Events & Adventures Member