The basic story is that the kids and I are going up January 1st, but my wife needs to stay in town for work on Thursday the 3rd. She wants to drive up after dinner on Thursday so she can join us Friday. She really doesn't want to drive solo and end up with an extra car in Tahoe. We've checked the various public transit options, but their schedules don't fit very well.
So, if you're planning to drive from the peninsula up to North Lake Tahoe on Thursday evening (say leaving around 7:30 PM) January 3rd, and you've got an extra seat in your car, please help us out. We'd be very grateful, and pick up gas, tolls, etc.