This post was sponsored by La Roche-Posay as part of an Influence Central campaign and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. #ad #PlaySafeInTheSun #IC
Do you ever feel that need to just go somewhere spontaneous? To not plan a trip down to each hour and just see how things pan out? We decided to take a late summer road trip to North Lake Tahoe and it turned out to be one of the best trips we’ve done as a family. It’s actually a bit embarrassing, but this was our very first trip up to Lake Tahoe during the summer. For our family, summer is winding down (school starts early here) so we wanted to get one last lazy summer weekend in.
The first day we spent the afternoon exploring Pope Beach and the Truckee River. One of the most popular destinations in Tahoe during the summer months, Pope Beach offers soft sand, cold water, and enough space so that you don’t feel on top of everyone one else who is trying to get some R&R. We decided to unplug and just lounge, the kids were so happy to splash in the water and experience lake life. These are the things I want them to remember, that even when their Dad and I had to work throughout the summer, we still took the time to explore our own backyard. To remember that destinations that begin with even the shortest road trips can be memorable. And that mom really prefers to lounge on a beach rather than be high in the trees on a tree top adventure!
We finished off the weekend tubing down the Truckee river and meeting up with some friends for a final beach day. It was much needed because all of our arms were sore after river rafting!
We packed several provisions for our beach and river days; our favorite beach blanket, healthy snacks, plenty of fluids and La Roche-Posay sunscreen. I’m so excited that La Roche-Posay now has their brand of sunscreen available in the US. I originally discovered the brand at a pharmacy in Greece! My girls tan very easily and when we are on vacation, they are constantly outside and on the go. While doing some research I read that 20% of sun damage happens before the age of 18. Since skin issues run on my husband’s side of the family, I’m pretty diligent about slathering on the sunscreen. I need something that I can quickly get on their skin and that lasts longer than an hour.
The Anthelios 60 Dermo-Kids, is a sunscreen developed with moms, dermatologists, and pediatricians. Available at CVS and Amazon, it’s not sticky, quickly rubs into the skin, no overpowering smell and can be reapplied every 80 minutes. It doesn’t have a strong smell and it’s creamy enough that their skin absorbs it fast without that chalky residue. We were also able to try out the UV patches, which is the first-ever stretchable skin sensor designed to monitor UV radiation in real-time!
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