We never seem to be able to get up and going very early when we are on vacation. Well, almost never... By the time, we got up, got packed and were checked out of the hotel, there was not enough time to stop and have breakfast before getting Jack to his skiing lesson. We ended up dashing into a supermarket in Tahoe City and getting Starbuck's coffee and bagels for breakfast.
Jack took a private ski lesson for almost an hour and a half at Granlibakken. This was his first time on skis. Jack had complained about the idea of skiing for days, but once he got going he did great. One of my goals for the trip was to get Jack into a lesson; I was very pleased to have gotten it done.
By the time, we got back to the car, it was about 1:30 p.m. and we started for home. We stopped and got a couple of fast food burgers in Truckee and then joined the long line of cars trying to get on the freeway. The chain control was right at the base of the grade leaving Truckee going west. Once we got on the freeway, the traffic crawled up the grade. It snowed pretty heavy all the way to Applegate. It ended up taking us about 5 hours to get home with two short stops.