Friday, July 9, 2010

We Come To The End

As we come to the last couple of days, thoughts of departure creep in. We've enjoyed a couple of days of summer thunderstorms that brought about 30 minutes of booming thunder and 15 min. of light sprinkles off and on! It smelled wonderful as it mixed with the warm scent of mountain dirt and pine. The morning was spent at the beach by the lake enjoying the gorgeous mountain views and sparkling lake. Flocks of geese meandered up and down the shoreline hoping for handouts. My son and I ventured out into the water only to be turned back by the icy coldness! I don't know how those other people could stand to wade out and swim! Saw another male bear, this time about 10 feet from the road crossing through a clearing and into a neighborhood! He actually stopped and sat down so we could get pictures but it was getting dark so the pictures didn't come out very well. My sister is trying to edit them to make them lighter, so we'll see! I'll put them up on Monday. Until then, everyone have a safe weekend!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tahoe Woes

Well, got here in Lake Tahoe Saturday, July 3. It was a gorgeous day! The lake and tall pine trees are magnificent and the snow-splashed mountains really made my day. The house we rented was not all it was advertised to be--they used a wide-angle lens to make it appear larger than it was. It was a small 1 bedroom, 1 bath with a loft( a small portion of the loft was sectioned off to make it appear to be another bedroom!)! Talk about cramped! At least we're not here for too long of a period of time. Mostly we spent time hiking, shopping, dropping in on the casinos, golfing (my son broke the head off a club and sent it sailing 150'!)and riding around the lake. We even saw a male bear 2 houses down from ours as he crossed the street to go check out the trash possibilities! I was sad to find out that internet service is sketchy--I was not able to get it the times I tried the last few days. Hopefully, I will be able to post at least once over the next few days before we leave Sunday. It's off to the beach tomorrow, then to go miniature golfing!

My family

My family
They're wild!