August 12 - 18, 2012 - Lake Tahoe, California
Hello everyone! Whew it's been a long time since my last post; however - I've begun my new contract with Whirl Magazine and have been shooting events for them almost every day! It's been a blast meeting all the best people at the hottest events around Pittsburgh!
So get ready for the October Blogfest. It begins with a recap of my trip to California this August. The trip was a two-week adventure that began with a week in Lake Tahoe with the Winters' family (my soon-to-be family-in-law), and another week with my future husband Michael traveling along the northwest coast of Cali.
And so it all began at Michael's grandparents home that's snuggled on the shore of Carnelian Bay at Lake Tahoe.
At night, you can see every star in the sky.
A native Steller's Jay nibbles on some snacks we gave him.
This is Theliah. She is Michael's grandmother Marilyn's cute little Dachshund dog with di-chormatic eyes and a very chilled out personality.
We made a trip up to the old gold mining town Virginia City.
We took a tour of an old mine and saw some cool artifacts from the harsh days of coal mining. I can't even imagine dealing with real dynamite. You remember what happened to Arzt, right?
So the next day we were treated to a morning of parasailing by Michael's grandma Marilyn. I loved the gorgeous view of the lake from that high up - which by the way - was 800 feet above the water!
Oh yeah - and Marilyn decided to join Dan on a parasail ride as well - at 83 years old!
I think she truly loved it...
Clear Tahoe skies with the bright sun reflecting off of the lake.
This is Michael, Dan, me (Bridgett), and Harry hanging out up at the tea house on an island in Emerald Bay. We had to swim over to the island from the boat and climb up the mountain to get there. Very cool.
The entrance to Emerald Bay.
A shore view of the island in Emerald Bay.
(left) Michael and his mom, Arlene. (right) Richard, Tom, and Michael Winters.
Hiking above Lake Tahoe.
This shot was taken at THE BEST breakfast place ever called South Pine Cafe in Nevada City, California. Pictured here are the best friends and family that anyone could ever ask for!
Our friend Jesse (left) and Michael's cousin Shemariah with her chihuahuas (right).
Dylan Simmons knows what's up.
This marks the end of Part I of the trip! Stay tuned for Part II - when we travel to San Francisco & Carmel, California!
If you'd like to view the full online gallery featuring our trip to California, visit the full online gallery here: http://www.bridgettkay.com/tahoe2012