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Jun 18, 2012 - Day 21-23-South Lake Tahoe, CA

Got to Tahoe Saturday evening.I forgot to start taking my altitude medicine last week and I'm feeling it! Really tired, cranky and headache. I started taking them, so maybe they will help in a day or two. We are only at about 7000 feet, but when we travel around the lake we go as high as 10,000. We did that today, and I had a hard time catching my breath. Of course, I'm also out of shape! It's really windy today. We took a sunset cruise last night on a catamaran. When I tried to make the reservations for Monday, the guy told me it was going...

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Jun 17, 2012 - Father's Day

After my last entry we've either been travelling or without internet service, so a little late catching up. After we left San Dimas, we headed to the Yosemite area, one overnight Walmart stop in Tulare, CA. We stayed in McClure Point Recreation area, beautiful lake, several drawbacks though. There was only 30 amp. which meant we could only run one ac and with 95+ degree weather it wasn't too pleasant except in the evenings which cooled off nicely. Our friends Don and Ann Thomson were there with their two daughters and granddaughters. Nice...

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West trip 2012

Jun 8, 2012 - Lake Tahoe, CA - Back Up in the High Sierras

(Ron Writing) We left Sacramento late yesterday afternoon and headed east on US-50 to Lake Tahoe. It’s just a little over 100 miles but there’s an elevation gain of about 7,000’ to the pass before dropping down to Lake Tahoe, which is at about 6,300’. We got to South Lake Tahoe by early evening and spent the night here. This morning we packed a lunch and went out exploring the area. We drove all the way around the lake – about 75 miles – making several stops at scenic overlooks and other points of interest. The highways around the lake...

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Apr 6, 2012 - Memories

Last night, two of John's old college buddies, Mark and Ike, stopped by to visit. Mark, aka Wheels, brought along a handful of pictures and they all had a lot of fun laughing and remembering the good times they had together way back when. John, aka Nervous, had various hair styles, including long brown hair at one time, and even had a beard which was also brown. I told them that they looked like all of the pictures of the 1970's rock bands I have seen. I enjoyed sitting back and listening to the three of them telling stories on each other....

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Aug 29, 2011 - Lake Tahoe

Today we drove about 50 miles from Reno to visit Lake Tahoe. We visited both the Nevada side and the California side of the lake. The lake was absolutely packed, cars were parked all along the main beaches and walking trails etc. The lake is absolutely beautiful. We visited the Tahoe area about 20 years ago and had forgotten how beautiful it is. We stopped at one of the smaller hotels and had a wonderful lunch before driving back to Reno. We saw a lot of bear warning, but didn't see any bears or any wildlife. The huge Ponderosa Pines...

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Jul 20, 2011 - HOME

Alas, I have arrived in Wisconsin. I wont get into the aggravations of the last 3 days of disappointments with buses, planes, and missed connections...I'm just glad to be settled!! I'm so so so so so so so thankful for what I've experienced the last 5 months in my travels, and also the 4 months prior, which opened my eyes a great deal. I have an incredible amount of love and appreciation for the inspiring people I met, the lovely places I visited, the gorgeous views I absorbed, the important things I learned, the hopes for positive...

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Jul 12, 2011 - Sweet July

Such good times! High Sierra was awesome, an incredible experience! Afterward, we returned to South Lake Tahoe and camped for 5 days just off the Rim Trail from Kingsbury Grade trailhead. Out there I was thinking of how easy it is to take things like fresh laundry, showers, and especially drinking water for granted. I appreciate things a little more since then. We came back into town Saturday for a funky show and stayed with friends over the weekend. Sunday we floated down the Upper Truckee River with a big group of friends. One canoe, 2...

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Jun 27, 2011 - Day 3 in Tahoe..

Day 3 was pretty relaxing. We had lunch at Riva on the water. Missy and I had manicures and then picked the boys up for a great ride around the lake to Lake Tahoe City. There are lodges around the whole lake and expensive mountain style homes. People who own boats just tie them to mooring balls and have to take small dinghys to get to them. I never saw a marina anywhere. We found a nice restaurant/Inn on the water called Captain Jon's. The restaurant extended out right into the water. The chef came out and spoke to us and made the kids...

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Jun 26, 2011 - Vagabonding

Today I'd like to share a few of my favorite lines from "Vagabonding; And Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel" by Rolf Potts: "For some reason, [Americans] see long-term travel to faraway lands as a recurring dream or an exotic temptation, but not something that applies to the here and now. Instead-out of our insane duty to fear, fashion, and monthly payments on things we don't really need-we quarantine our travels to short, frenzied bursts. In this way, as we throw our wealth at an abstract notion called "lifestyle," travel...

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Jun 26, 2011 - Tahoe Day 2

I guess it's the altitude because I have been out of breath all day and a little dizzy. It's only 7000 feet at our base camp and Santa Fe did not bother me at all. After getting up and hitting some dumbbells and a walk in the fresh pines we headed about 4 miles down the main drag to Heavenly Gondola Lodge. It is a cool sky bucket ride to over 9000 feet with unreal views of Lake Tahoe. There is still snow on the ground so Ross was excited. Once you get to the top it's a ski lodge with a lift that takes you to 6 different courses. Some are on...

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Jun 25, 2011 - Day 1 in Tahoe..(Day 60)

Well we have been on the road for 60 days and managed quite well. I think the crew is a little tired so we are taking it easy for the next few days. Not much to report. This place is very beautiful. We hung out at the campground today and rested from all the travels. The boys made some friends with a couple of kids and shot air soft guns and played basketball. Some Asian dude came up and started up with Brock because he thought Brock had said something to his kids. Brock handled himself well and told the guy to go to hell. Good thing I was...

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Jun 24, 2011 - House-Sitting

Our hosts have left and we're officially house-sitting until Monday. It's nice having a little house to ourselves, a house with Netflix and all the "Bones" I can handle =D Right now Jordan is rock climbing while I prepare pancakes for his return, tend to our hosts new garden, and watch Dozer the Terrible. Last night he got into Jordan's food and ate an entire box of cookies, an Indian food pouch, and I don't even remember what else. So we punished him by having him spend the night in the bathroom, where he tore apart the garbage, of course....

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