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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lake Tahoe in the Fall

A friend called me up last week to join her at her South Lake Tahoe cabin. I jumped in the trusty Suburu and exactly 2 hours, 100 miles, and 3 gallons of gas later I was on the shores of that beautiful alpine lake. And what a beautiful drive up hwy 20, through Truckee and Martis Valley, around Sand Harbour and into S. Lake. Sunny days, warm temps, azure blue lake, incredible sunsets, brilliant folliage everywhere! I forget how totally close that treasure is. We never even entered a casino, instead enjoyed all the "free" aspects of the area. Hiking, window shopping, playing ball with her dog on the beaches, coffees in outside cafes. We went to Heavenly Village shopping center and had lunch at Wolfgang Pucks Express restaurant. Best $10 meals in Tahoe! Do stop there for great California pizza, etc. Also, there is a gorgeous stone/jewelry shop in the same area, don't miss it, and a Dr. Suess exhibit at a gallery (he has grown up art too!). Park inside the back lot and get validated. How lucky are we to live this close to beautiful Lake Tahoe. By the way, her "sleep's 8" cabin almost at the corner of hwy 89 and Pioneer Trail is rentable incredibly cheap. Ask me for info. and I'll direct you to her website. You can walk to skiing or anything else for that matter in South shore!