A Weekend in Truckee


Alex and I usually go up to Tahoe at least once or twice a year. This January, we went up for a long weekend so Alex could go snowboarding, while I lived my lodge life, staying at our Airbnb and working on my wooden mahjong set that I’ve been carving! See a summary of our short little trip below.

I grew up in Michigan and have no desire to go back to living in a place with real winters, but opting in to winter for just a few days is great!


We tried a new-to-us place for a quick dinner, Buoy & Trap Seafood Market. Delicious! Would recommend the lobster roll.

One of our favorites, Sierra Bakehouse. So many delicious goodies.

Trying another new-to-us place, Red Truck, which is an eatery at the tiny Truckee Airport. The food was ok, but it was entertaining to watch the planes take off!

A favorite walk along the Truckee River.

Favorite shop in Truckee: Atelier/Bespoke.

And a new restaurant, Tangerine French Bistro. So good, and very cute!

Here’s my daily project while Alex goes snowboarding at Palisades: carving my San Francisco-themed mahjong tiles!

The fanciest grocery store you ever did see, Raley’s. They have three fireplaces and a bar area where we saw a person working on her pottery.

Donner Memorial State Park.

Donner Lake

And a final lunch at Donner Lake Kitchen before heading back to the Bay!

Anna Wu is a wedding and portrait photographer based in San Francisco. She compulsively documents and blogs all of her daily adventures. Follow her on instagram and view more of her professional work at annawu.com.