I got to go up to Lake Tahoe with Mia and her extended family for the wedding of her cousin, Russel who married Deborah. We hung out a lot in Incline Village in north Lake Tahoe and the wedding was held at Deborah's fathers house on the lake. It was a beautiful setting and a ton of fun being there. The weather was perfect all weekend and I took advantage of it as much as I could. Sure I might have left sleep deprived, but at least I packed a lot of activity into 2 full days.
Below are photos in order of events - We flew up Friday afternoon, rented a car in Reno and got to the house rental in Incline Village and quickly got over to the rehearsal dinner. After that, we had to get in the lake for a late-night dip. I actually couldn't sleep that night, so I was up before dawn and drove around taking pictures and getting eating by bugs, followed by a hike up the State Line fire road overlooking the California and Nevada border in north Tahoe. Saturday was wedding day, obviously an awesome setting for it on the water with a dock. The newlyweds even went out for a fast speed boat loop between the wedding and reception. There's a photo of Russel stepping in as bartender at the end of the night, which was basically my last non-fuzzy memory... thanks, Russel.
Sunday was off to a slow start and we hung out at Incline Beach in perfect summer lake weather. Mia and I drove to the Ritz Carlton at Northstar in Truckee just to make the most of our short weekend trip and walked around the grounds and had a nice early birthday dinner celebrating Mia at one of the restaurants there. Being at a ski resorts in the summer is awesome, it's not crowded, the air is fresh and the views are spectacular, but we definitely want to make a trip back now in the winter. We got up before dawn Monday morning to hurry to the airport and catch a 7:20am flight. The last picture was in Truckee during the sunrise, of an unusual looking thin layer of fog settled in a valley.