Well, we're back. Technically we were back at 12:30am on Sunday morning, but today we are back to real life: the grind, if you will. Our Sunday-Monday Vacation Recovery Pseudo Weekend was spent staying up all night with jet-lag insomnia, plundering the Tivo cache, doing 179 loads of laundry, and trying to win back the affection of the cats, who took a vote and decided unanimously that they like the petsitter, who played with them every day, fed them treats, and sent me cute email updates (with photos!), better than us. I can't really say that I blame them, but it would be nice if Max would stop sleeping with her picture under his pillow.
Lake Tahoe was fabulous. Beyond fantastically gorgeous. I knew it was going to be pretty, since I assumed all those hundreds of thousands of visitors they claim visit every year weren't coming just for the slots. But I couldn't fathom just how beautiful it actually was. Our first view of Lake Tahoe took my breath away (literally, hello elevation gain!), and I found myself saying "This is the most beautiful place I've ever been" pretty much every day.
As expected, I have a mountain of work to catch up on and a mile-long list of chores to do at home, but I'll post some pictures and a recap of our highlights during the week. And after that I'll stop babbling about vaaaaycahsun and get back to being a bitter hag.