August 22, 2011

My Weekend: Part I

Hope you all have survived Monday!

This past weekend my sister and I headed up to Lake Tahoe to see Ms. Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town. But before we even made it to Tahoe we made a few pit stops. First we stopped at the outlets in Folsom because my sister wanted to stop at Bass to get some shoes. I bought 3 pairs of flats there. It was buy 1 get 2 free, how could I pass that up? Next we stopped at DSW because I wanted a pair of boots I had seen on their website. Luckily they fit perfectly! I also picked up a casual pair of denim boat shoes. So that is a total of 5 new pairs of shoes in one day! #Obsessed

I had big plans for this weekend. Like we were going to do a lot of things but we just ended up taking it easy. My big brother lives in Tahoe so we stayed at his house which was great except that he doesn’t turn on his heater and it was freezing the first night we were there. After my brother got off of work, he went to get some food before he left for the weekend.

Miranda and Little Big Town were performing at the Outdoor “Arena” at Harvey’s Casino. I put arena in quotes because it was a stage setup in the back parking lot with bleachers and folding chairs. Even though the “arena” setup was weak the backdrop was gorgeous. The pine trees surrounded the area and the sunset was pretty.
Outdoor "Arena"
The Stage
Little Big Town
They sang this amazing cover of "Born This Way". It sounded so much better than the Lady Gaga version!
I was having major camera issues this night. The "good" camera ran out of batteries and wasn't even taking good pictures. So these were the only good ones I had of Miranda. 
So Miranda starts talking about getting married and then you can tell this tall shadowy figure is coming on stage and it's Blake Shelton! The crowd went crazy. So do I! I tried taking pictures but they all came out blurry. :( The only thing I do have is this small little snipet of them singing together. They were so adorable. Love them!
Sorry for the blurriness and shakiness, I was excited!

Saturday we headed to the “other side of the island” as my sister called it. South Lake Tahoe where my brother lives is where the major casinos are but I have always been more partially to the North Shore. Our destination for the day was King’s Beach. The drive from the south shore to the north shore is so pretty. It was a clear, beautiful day.

It was around 11 when we got to King’s Beach and I wanted to try this place for breakfast I had read about on Yelp. The Log Cabin Caffe was even on the Rachael Ray show-there was a sign that said so. The wait was going to be 45 minutes so we went outside and waited but luckily every time the hostess would call somebody’s name they weren’t there so we ended up only waiting about 20 minutes. The wait was worth it. My sister had pancakes which were really good. I had a “scramble-in” with avocado, sausage, and cheddar cheese and it was delish! Def one of the best breakfasts ever. The portions are huge too so if you eat there don’t plan on eating for the rest of the day.

After breakfast we went to the beach, only problem there was no parking for King’s Beach but luckily we found this little side street with a tiny beach called Secline Beach. It was nice because it wasn’t crowded at all. When I was in the water I looked towards King’s Beach and it was packed! There were 3 families on the beach with us. One had two young teenage boys who I dubbed Prince Harry and William because they reminded me of the Royals. (Again #Obsessed) The beach was great except for these “burn-out” locals with their crazy dogs that were running around the beach.
Looking towards King's Beach
Looking towards South Lake Tahoe. There is still snow on the mountains!
View from my beach chair. Do you spot "Prince William"? 
My try at a panoramic picture. 

Part II coming later...

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Michelle said...

I've seen both Miranda and LBT in concert and they are both amazing! It looks like such a fun time! I can't believe Blake came out! I'm so jealous! When I saw Miranda, he was there but he didn't come out.

The beach looks beautiful! xoxo

moderndaywife said...

Awesome pics, I love DSW too. That concert looked so fun!!! :-)

Lyndsay said...

It sounds like a great time! I've never seen Miranda or Little Big Town, but I'd love to. Those pictures of Lake Tahoe are gorgeous! :)

little miss southern love. said...

I love miranda.. isn't she great in concert? Little big town is great also. I'm finding we share the same taste in music :)


Turtles and Pearls said...

I love buying new shoes, especially when they're great prices!! I am so jealous you got to see Miranda! I love her and think she is so cute, and what gorgeous views from the beach!! xo

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