Once again we had a wonderful family reunion at the Rustic Cottage in Tahoe Vista! We love the Tahoe area, and it’s hard to find a location that will accommodate all the families, but also give some families a little private retreat of their own. A few families share on of the larger cabins and then anyone who wants their own small cottage can get their own. Some of the cottages can fit a family of five! And the larger cabins can fit multiple families. Check out their website, and some of their accommodations!
We always have a spectacular time! Going to Lake Tahoe of course is one of our main activities! Sometimes one of the cousins has a boat, and we have gone boating, but not this time. The big activity this time was catching crawdads! It wasn’t very hot earlier in the summer, so we didn’t do a lot of swimming. The kids went up and down the shoreline looking for crawdads. I remember doing this as a kid, and it was great fun!
The Rustic Cottages has a main cabin which serves breakfast, eggs, waffles, bacon, sausage etc…. You can make your own waffles which the kids love! I usually bring blackberries if they are in season, and we bring a big bowl to have a breakfast in the main cabin. Almost always, other guests help themselves, thinking the Rustic Cottages has supplied the blackberries! What is funny is other guests give us looks as if we are being rude for putting the blackberries on our table! A few times, people have just helped themselves and then found out that they were not in fact for “everyone”.
From the cabin at Rustic Cottages there is a trail which leads up into the mountain and you can go for a short hike. We did this time and I found all kinds of beautiful flowers and scenery. The meadow also has beautiful sunsets, and the lake has beautiful sunrises!
We always have some sort of barbeque and then s’mores of course! This year we had s’mores in a cone, which those are spectacular! Pictured is one smore with a gigantic marshmallow!