TAHOE OR BUST
is a link to the condo complex where we are staying, which will allow you to see all the
amenities. (If you click on the "virtual tour," which I just did, it shows you a
snippet of a movie which looks like it was taken right outside our front door. In fact,
when the camera goes to the left, I thought it would go far enough to see our house, but
And then below is everything that I can think of that is in the
Tahoe area. Im perfectly happy sitting at home chatting and crafting, but realize
that the rest of you will want to make the most of your time here, so think about these
things and what you might like to do.
||The Lake, of course. Lots of
opportunities for water "things." Its very cold water, but a nice beach,
tour boats available. May be paddle boats--there used to be; Im not sure if there is
|River rafting. The Truckee River runs
out of Tahoe City and r iver rafting is a big deal. This is kindergarden rafting. Gentle
downhill run of about a mile, with one teeny rapid right at the very end. Some years the
river isnt very full, but there has been a lot of snow, so it should be a good year
to go rafting
|Miniature Golf. There is
a miniature golf course a short drive away.
Drive around the
lake. We are on the North Shore, which is the "quiet side." The South Shore is
where the Tahoe casinos, wedding chappels (Mary and Sherry?) and more activity are. Also
beaches there and a nice paddlewheel boat that goes out of South Shore and goes up to
Emerald Bay, which is one of the more picturesque places
We pass this bay on the way to South Shore, so stopping for an
overlook and picture taking is possible. The paddlewheel, if you want to enter from
the opening from the lake itself.
|We're staying 2 miles outside of Tahoe City, which is a
quiet city with a couple of small "mall" type areas and a couple of nice
||Reno is about an hour's drive or a bit
less from the condo. If you're into gambling, this is where you should go. If
that is something you'd like to do, I'd suggest going over on an afternoon and staying for
dinner, so you can see all the lights, which are always fun.
not a gambler, so I can't give you advice on where is the best place to go to gamble.
I'm a watcher.
|Into history? The Donner party was stranded here
and Donner Lake along with the park which marks the spot where the Donner Party spent the
winter is nearby. The statue on the right shows how deep the snow was that year (the
people are standing on where would have been the snowline.
||The Olympics were held at Squaw Valley, which we pass
going from the main freeway to Tahoe City. Shouldn't be any snow in June, of course,
but in case you want to see the facilities, and the brave might want to take the tram up
to the top of the mountain. I hear the view is breathtaking. I've never done
|Finally, there is Truckee, which is a quaint little
town which is probably the best bet for local arts and crafts (tho you'll find some in
Tahoe City as well.
And then, of course, there is always walking and talking.
It's a nice 2 mile walk into Tahoe City, which I usually do when I'm there over