24 Hour Tank

march roadtrip tahoe

Posted by Lauren

march roadtrip tahoe

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Over the weekend I went through a full tank of gas in just 24 hours! It was definitely a whirlwind weekend with a lot to do, places to go, and people to see! On Friday night, after Nicole’s 21st birthday dinner, I filled up my empty gas tank at the cheapest gas station in town (I love Arco’s AMPM). Somehow, the miles just ticked away: 1, 2, 3… 456, 457, 458…

1. Nicole’s 21st on Friday (a few back and forth trips to Los Gatos/San Jose)


2. San Jose > Palo Alto (to retrieve Nicole’s mysteriously missing iPhone) > Oakland for the Bouncy Ball 10K


3. Oakland > San Jose with two sleepy heads


4. San Jose > Gilroy for outlet shopping and hanging with the newly engaged couple, Victor & Maria!!


After outlet pricing and gift cards, I only spent $60 at Lululemon for 4 bottoms (cycling shorts, commuter bicycling pants, running shorts, running capris). SCORE.


Italian nachos, shoe string fries, beers, and the happy couple (tiger cub not included)

5. Gilroy > San Jose to quickly hang out with Kyle, Darrin, Todd, Jess + friends before their poker game started


6. San Jose > Mountain View at 7 PM to quickly pack for…….

tahoe alpine meadows lake view

7. Impromptu Tahoe trip!!!

Since Nicole came home Thursday for her birthday, I didn’t think Tahoe was in the cards this weekend. I looked at my schedule and realized that Nicole wouldn’t miss me (sad, but true) if I was gone on Sunday. So, I drove up to Tahoe late Saturday night, all by myself, to take advantage of the cabin and “new” snow. I arrived around midnight, just in time for the rave music and laser light show. If you know me, you know I can sleep through ANNNYYYYTHING. It’s a terrific skill.

The ski slopes were great, all things considered (translation: what can you do with just 6″ of new snow? #imeanreally). I spent Sunday at Alpine Meadows skiing with everyone from the cabin. Party of 8! And then a little extra time at Squaw Valley….


Assessing KT-22….


I love my K2 skis!

I was going to turn this post into my weekly workout recap, but I’ll save that for tomorrow. Spoiler: I didn’t do any strength training. Whoops?

Question: If you had a full tank of gas and nowhere to be for 24 hours, where would you go? If only you could drive to Hawaii… :)


Comments (6)

  1. Kelli H

    WOW! What a busy weekend! I’d probably just drive to Truckee. haha.
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    1. Sugar Coated Sisters (Post author)

      Truckee is a great option ;)

  2. Sonia the Mexigarian

    Busy weekend indeed!! Hmmm, I’d probably either drive to San Diego (got to Del Mar on 1 tank before from SJ) or Arcata to visit my sister.
    Sonia the Mexigarian recently posted..Race Recap: 408k Race aka Tale of the AnkleMy Profile

  3. Jacqueline

    Uh ma’am I’m going to need to confiscate that bag mmmkay.
    Really I want to see what you picked up!!
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  4. Sugar Coated Sisters (Post author)

    Thanks for chauffer-ing Jessi and I around. I agree with Jacqueline.. WHASSS IN DA BAG?
    – N

  5. Sophia

    I just wanted to say.. I read the title real fast and for a second thought they put you in the drunk tank! and that’s a ton of driving you did!!
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