August 25, 2009

Lake Tahoe 2009 - Day 5

August 2

Today is the trip back home. It was a really awesome trip. Like most vacations unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Our flight out isn’t until the afternoon, so we decided to go take a run out to Virginia City. Anyone who’s a fan of old westerns, particularly Bonanza, will recognize the name of Virginia City. In the show, the Ponderosa Ranch was supposedly near the shore of Lake Tahoe, and Virginia City was the nearest town. It is also supposedly the “birthplace” of Mark Twain, the penname of one Samuel Clemens. Not that Clemens was born there, but where he first used the pseudonym.

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August 17, 2009

Lake Tahoe 2009 - Day 4

August 1

Today we went to the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival where we saw Measure for Measure. What a great idea. Have a small amphitheater with Lake Tahoe as the backdrop behind the stage. Allow the patrons to bring in their own picnic baskets, and stage music or plays as the sun sets.

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August 11, 2009

Lake Tahoe - Day 3

July 31

Today we decided to go rafting down the Truckee River. We chose the Truckee River Raft Co. There’s a number of companies that offer rafting trips down the Truckee, and it seems to be a very popular event. So much so that we had to make reservations for a specific time-slot. Ours was early afternoon, about 2:00pm, so we decided to grab lunch nearby in the Tahoe City area.

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August 08, 2009

Lake Tahoe 2009 - Day 2

July 30

We decided to take a nice easy drive around the lake, and see what was there. The route around the lake is about 70 miles or so. The reason to do the leisurely drive was twofold: 1) It lets us see if there were any spots we wanted to come back to later, and 2) it gave us another day to acclimate to the altitude (Lake Tahoe is at 6000 feet or so).

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August 03, 2009

Lake Tahoe 2009 - Arrival day 1

July 29th

We flew in on the 29th in the evening. A delayed flight from SD to San Jose, made it a little tense in catching our connecting flight to Reno, but, we did manage to get in just in the nick of time.

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