January in CA

The first month of 2017 has been a bit of a rollercoaster for me - I spent 2 weeks seriously ill with a mystery virus, and the other 2 weeks emotionally fraught over the state of our nation... Thankfully I did get a few weekends of R&R to take my mind off things.

One weekend I travelled to Lake Tahoe, after a week of heavy rain in the Bay Area, which led to the most beautiful snow I have ever seen in America. Another weekend I flew to LA, on a temperate weekend, to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Here are some photos from both trips. 

My friends and I were shocked to wake up to this magical view of Lake Tahoe from our bedroom window.  We stayed at an Airbnb cabin about ~10 min drive from Heavenly resort.

My friends and I were shocked to wake up to this magical view of Lake Tahoe from our bedroom window.  We stayed at an Airbnb cabin about ~10 min drive from Heavenly resort.

While looking at the lake we noticed there was a ship floating, not moving, perfectly framed in between a row of trees.  

While looking at the lake we noticed there was a ship floating, not moving, perfectly framed in between a row of trees.  

On the other side of the weather spectrum was LA. I ventured to Schabarum Park, where cherry blossoms trees were in bloom (frankly I didn't even know that was possible in California!).

On the other side of the weather spectrum was LA. I ventured to Schabarum Park, where cherry blossoms trees were in bloom (frankly I didn't even know that was possible in California!).

While walking along the park I stumbled upon a stable of horses. I love how diverse this park is, with its massive cacti growing just a few hundred meters from the cherry blossoms.

While walking along the park I stumbled upon a stable of horses. I love how diverse this park is, with its massive cacti growing just a few hundred meters from the cherry blossoms.

We watched as the horses fed on bales of hay. They didn't seem to notice the camera!

We watched as the horses fed on bales of hay. They didn't seem to notice the camera!

Almost all the visitors had the same idea as me and were taking photos of the beautiful cherry blossoms. 

Almost all the visitors had the same idea as me and were taking photos of the beautiful cherry blossoms. 

Jenn