As a novice traveller, I have yet to plow through my list of places I want to visit. It’s especially difficult when you’re on a tight budget, so I make up for it by taking short vacays, staycations, or road trips every now and then. I particularly enjoy unplanned trips because they create the most unforgettable memories. Trust me; I can pack my stuff in a matter of minutes. I also love it when a trip doesn’t go quite as planned, and yet something more exciting happens. There’s joy in not knowing what to expect when you travel, especially if you’re with friends who are willing to take that risk with you. Gaaaaah, I miss my home. :(
Speaking of travelling, I love, love, love being in the water. The only sport I’m willing to partake in is swimming. There’s something about being in (or on) the water that keeps me at peace. And so before summer ends, I made sure to plan a trip that would get me near the water. Thus, my friend and I spent Labor Day weekend at Lake Tahoe. To summarize our overall experience, WE LOVED IT! We frikkin love Tahoe, y’all! The locals are super nice; we discovered a few good restaurants; and…WATER SPORTS!
The first activity we did – which isn’t really a water sport – is parasailing. I must admit I didn’t really enjoy the experience because I’m scared of heights! The harness was a bit uncomfortable, and the height (350 ft. above the lake) was unsettling (for me, anyway)! But I still wanted to do it to hopefully overcome my fear of heights. Well, at least I know my friend was enjoying it. Lulz.
Tip: This was at Ski Run Boat Company. To get away with cheaper parking fee(s), take advantage of the valet parking service as long as you spend some time inside Riva Grill. We love their cocktail drinks! I recommend the Bombasilberry and Lickme Lemon Drop.
We also did zip lining, which required us to take the Gondola up the mountain. Again, I know I’m supposed to be enjoying this but I can’t! I was terrified! Just to give you some perspective…
Surprisingly, though, I enjoyed zip lining very much.
Tip: This was at Heavenly Mountain Resort. There are two options for zip lining: Blue Streak Zip Line (3,300 ft. long/ 50 miles per hour) and Hot Shot Zip Line (1,000 ft. long/ 40 miles per hour). Tickets to the Blue Streak are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket booths open at 9 a.m., but people usually start lining up as early as 8 a.m. By the time we got there at 9:15-ish, the lines were already long. Tickets to Blue Streak were already sold out at around 9:45-ish, so we had to settle for the shorter zip line.
Lastly, we did my favorite water sport – jet skiing! I just love the adrenaline rush whenever I drive a jet ski.
In other words, I go into beast mode when I drive this thang!
Overall, I had sooooooo much fun…all thanks to this gal!