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Thursday, July 30, 2009


I would think this is one of those time it was easier to drive the jeep then the big truck. We're still leaning on taking my RAV4 for such occasions.

Gorgeous lake and boulders. Nice shooting Howard.
mark and bobbie

This reminds me a lot of Door County, Wisconsin. It's a real vacation mecca in the summer for people from all parts of the state along with Chicago and northern Illinois. The weather is cooler and water is inviting and lots of places to dine and stay. We really miss our summers in Door County.

Beautiful pictures..
Thanks once again for sharing this adventure with us.
What time of year would you suggest going?

Ahhh... the memories. I lived in the bay area for 11 years back in the mid 60s to 70s and tahoe was always on my top 10 list... but either before or after the summer... for the reasons you have described.

The last time we were there was about 2000 and I was very disappointed at how cloudy the waters had gotten since the 70s. Yes, still gorgeous but back then, if you walked to the water in a protected cove where there were no ripples on it you could stand there and struggle to find the water's edge because it was so clear.

That was one the best things I liked about backpacking in the Sierras.. the pristine clarity of the back country lakes.

I am very pleased that you had a great birthday with some unforgettable moments to savor forever.


What beautiful photos. Thanks for taking us along.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and Linda for your blog. I discovered you guys back in 2007 when I was undergoing radiation treatment after cancer. I really wanted the rv lifestyle. But that is not going to happen for me. Unfortunately your writing has lost it's zest. The pictures are great and the words sound good but it just feels like you have been "phoning it in" for a while now. I'm sure it's just me but it bothers me too much to keep reading. Good luck. "See ya down the road".

Wow! I don't think I'be ever seen a lake with such beautiful, clear water. Wonderful pics, Howard!

It is a rarity anymore to find water like that. Here in Wa, you can find clarity like that in the alpine lakes, but none of the "lower" ones. I would have to think that this would be one of those times that would make the current work camping job more barable, being able to spend your days off and your birthday discovering "paradise". By the way, Happy Belated Birthday Howard. Keep the inspiration coming!

WOW! Great Pics. I've been to Tahoe twice and all I did was gamble. Look at all I missed. No gambling next time. Been reading you for about a year now and I have to desagree with D Seals. Your writing still has lots of zest. How else would could you make me look forward to reading everyday. You even make bathroom cleaning and Honey Wagon duty interesting. Love it !!

Amazing pics again! I agree with Cindy. I still enjoy reading every day. I still have hopes of getting on the road someday and I am keeping a list of the amazing places you have showed us and told us about. Just can't decide where I want to go first!

Great birthday adventure! I, for one, still need my daily dose of living vicariously through your life! :) Your writing has not lost it's zest as evidenced by your continued attention to detail. The photos, the restaurants you 'take' us to, the stops for ice cream ~ all these little things combine with your informative and at the same time humorous writing style and they make your world come alive for us. Keep up the good work! Please!! :)))))

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