I’m so honored to be asked by Gaia to do a guest post for her while she’s off on summer holiday! I thought since I just returned from my own vacation last week that I would share some of my summer memories with you.
Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It is located along the border between California and Nevada. It is actually the largest alpine lake in North America.
It’s depth is 1,645 feet (501 meters) making it America’s second-deepest lake after Crater Lake in Oregon.
My family and I have been coming to Lake Tahoe since I was a child. It’s equally beautiful in the winter where it becomes a virtual winter wonderland with 16 different ski resorts to choose from! We like to stay on the North Shore in a resort called Northstar. We try and spend at least one week there in the summer and one in the winter.
It’s about a 4 hour drive from our house. The first stop on our way up is always at IKEDA’S where we can’t wait to sink our teeth into their famous, “Tasty Buger”.
We usually pick up some of their signature salsa’s and dips, farm stand produce and always one of their world famous homemade pies!
Once we arrive it’s off to the beach!
One of our favorites is Sand Harbor on the Nevada side.
The first couple of days there were afternoon thunder storms.
Our wonderful friends brought up their boat, so we waited it out
and when it was over we went for a ride.
Back on shore, our son (on the left) and his buddies decided it was time to do some rock jumping, so…
after assessing the risks…
Greg, who turned 18 that day, was the first one to take the plunge!
One by one, in they went…
A wonderful day full of memories!
I hope you enjoyed seeing a taste of what Lake Tahoe has to offer. I want to thank the lovely Gaia for having me step in for her and hope she is making lots of wonderful summer memories of her own and that she will share them with us when she gets back!
Happy Summer Everyone!!
Come to visit me!