Welcome to Nevada, Sanchez Family. Well some of you anyway. My mom and dad came to visit us from Maryland. My sister, Abby, and her sons, Eli and Sam, and my brother, Carlos, and his wife, Sarah, and their son, Alec, came from Utah. They came for Makinley's baptism and then stayed for several days after.
I hope they had fun. Our air conditioner broke on Saturday. It was in the 90's and so hot. Monday we called for service that didn't come until 7pm. But we took advantage of Tahoe's beautiful weather.
Monday started early with a hike for me, Sarah, and Carlos. Carlos just tagged along to take pictures. But it's pretty ugly in Dayton. So I don't know what kind of pictures he got. We went up to Emerald Bay and out to lunch for the rest of the day. I love driving up to Tahoe. It's so pretty. There's nothing in the world like it.
Tuesday we spent the day at Sand Harbor. Oh, how I love this place. We went to Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' at 10am and it was really good. The kids loved it.
Then it was time to hit the beach. And I was ready for some warm sun. We were sitting in the shade and I was getting a little chilly. By the time we got to the beach, it was lunch time. The kids had so much fun in the lake and Sarah and Kennidy even persuaded Abby to jump off the rocks into the lake. It was soo cold. I was strong and didn't fall into peer pressure. I was glad when she finally jumped because the scenery was getting ugly. Some teenager with a speedo was standing on the top of the rock they were jumping from. Nasty. Coming home Tuesday was so nice. Air condition! It felt so good.
Wednesday we tried to go to the Train Museum but it was closed and we ended up at the '3 story park' in Carson City and then going to Reno. Mom treated us all to Fuddruckers! OH MY GOSH! So yummy! I loved every bite of my burger and a few of Kennidy's. So good. Then we hit the shops at Legends. We rode the ferris wheel in Scheels first.
Then, Mom treated us all to frozen yogurt and smoothies! That made the heat tolerable.
Mom, Abby, and I found some cute things at Gymboree. I found an amazing deal at Off Broadway...80% off. I paid $17 for 2 pair of shoes. Love it! And Kennidy found a cute shirt at Forever 21. I told her we'd come back and go school shopping here because they really had some good deals. We just needed more time. That night we had a birthday party for Alec. Sarah and Carlos made a Dragon Cake for him. It was really cute.
Thursday Abby, Sarah, and Carlos headed back to Utah. It was a lazy day. I needed a nap pretty bad. Then after hearing some stories about my dad's childhood, I took everyone to Smith's to play the Dinner Game. Everyone had pulled a slip of paper from my camera bag that had one of the following on it: Main, Side, Dessert, Drink. Grandma got Steak. Grandpa got Strawberry Shortcake. Kennidy got Root Beer and Diet Caffeine Free Coke. Adam got Garlic Bread. Makinley got Goldfish crackers. Ford got Watermelon. And I got Dutch Apple Pie. This was a fun game to play for dinner. We have to do it again.
Friday Grandma and Grandpa flew home. It was really quiet in the house. And we miss them. It was so nice for everyone to come and support Makinley. We hope you all had a good time in Nevada.