Thursday, June 2, 2011

Straight Up Trippin'

My job is behind me and my new life of adventure awaits.  The first adventure of (hopefully) many is a road trip to New England with my husband Dan.  Right now as I write this, we are driving through Wyoming.  A big thank you to whoever invented the car charger.
Anyone who knows me knows I love road trips.  I go crazy planning them; trying to hit every single national park and odd curiosity along the planned route.  Someday soon I will post about the epic cross-country trip of October 2008.
This particular road trip is rushed because we need to make it to Massachusetts by Saturday for Dan’s sister’s high school graduation.  Still, I plan on squeezing out at least one or two touristy activities along the way.
We left Los Angeles on Monday and our first stop was in Tahoe to visit our friend Matt who is working at an absolutely utopian wilderness camp on Fallen Leaf Lake.  Below are a few pictures from our 24 hours at the camp.

Our cabin deck.

Matt and Dan at a waterfall near the camp.
Matt and his ever-present flip-flops. (Note the snow.)

Fallen Leaf Lake

While relaxing in the lodge (pictured directly above) I was faced with the first challenge of my new life: singing on demand in a casual atmosphere.  Sounds easy:  friends are lounging around and someone says, “Hey, Cindy, how about a song?”  Not so easy!  Even writing this now my heart is starting to pound.  I have always been extremely shy about singing and playing songs in social situations.  As nervous as I am about performing on a stage, performing for a small group of friends is somehow more terrifying.  Why?  I have no idea, but it’s on my fix-it list.  Stay tuned.


  1. You sang beautifully! Glad I could be a part of this step in the right direction. Cheers!!

  2. Great view from that cabin balcony!