June 18, 2017
South Lake Tahoe
I’m going to apologize in advance for the fact that these “vacation” blog posts are going to be a hell of a lot less interesting than posts from the trail. Our days usually consist of some activity that takes up a few hours, and then a lot of napping and eating. It’s such a shift from the daily grind of the trail, and it’s nice to get this time to just relax after all that happened in the last section. I’m sure we’ll be itching to get back on trail before too long though.
Today, we got up at a leisurely time, ate some cereal for breakfast, and headed over to rent some bikes. There’s a nice bike path through town that goes through the pine forest and leads to a couple of different beaches. We rode over to the furthest beach that we hadn’t made it to yet, which of course, was quite crowded. But we were able to cool off with slushies and ice cream before biking back, which was nice.
When we got back, we cooked dinner in the hostel kitchen, which is a nice luxury to have. Being hikers, we’re still in the habit of putting together bizarre combinations of food for meals, so dinner tonight was a stir fry with bananas and more cereal on the side. So weirdly good. After dinner we watched a movie and then went to bed. The relaxation is real.