Tuesday, September 6, 2011


We went up to Tahoe to celebrate my dad's birthday this past weekend. At about 7am Rainey jumped off the bed and was growling her heart out. I looked out the sliding glass door and there was a bear slowly making his way from the road up towards our house. I have seen my share of bears, but never this close. I woke Dave up to see. I didn't even think about my phone until this black beauty had come up to the deck and was then walking away from us. I got these two pictures. I wish I had thought of it earlier because he was so unbelievably cute as he was making his way towards us ;o)

Rainey continued to look for him well past the time he was there.

My dad and I decided to go on a motorcycle ride around the lake. Yeah, I drove him around...ha ha! With my dad it is always an adventure. We were making our way out of South Shore when he said, "I think we're out of gas." He doesn't ride his Harley nearly enough (for that I am silently thankful, as I worry every time he is out) and was looking at the pressure gauge instead of the gas one. 

I did not want to wait for AAA, so I started to hitchhike. I didn't think there was anything wrong with it, as I had done it some while in high school up there. I am very trusting of Tahoe people. My dad wasn't thrilled and made me stop. I then saw a car pulled over by a gated community and thought it was safe. Again, my dad wasn't too happy about it, especially when I ran across the five lane main highway to get to the car.  I knew I could get across fine, and in light of Avi's accident wouldn't have done it if I didn't think it was safe. 

A very sweet woman drove me to the gas station where I purchased a tank and some gas. We put it in and were back to our ride in no time at all.  Other than the brief gas debacle, it was the perfect day.

When we got home, we found Aviana relaxing outside.

What a little doll face.

Okay, this one wasn't from Tahoe, but I couldn't take it out. Too cute!

Kama and I had taken a drive to Tahoe one day. I just thought I would include the pictures I took in case you have never seen the beauty of this gorgeous lake ;o)

This is Emerald Bay and is on the West Shore.

This is also on the West Shore, and is an old church. When I lived in Tahoe, my best friend and I were all freaked out every time we walked ran passed it at night. It looks really creepy in the dark!

This pier is in Tahoe City. I used to hang out and eat lunch here during my breaks from work.

Clumsy me actually went to put my feet in one day, slipped and fell halfway in. I had to go back to work soaking wet. The worst of it was I was wearing white shorts :o(

My girl.

My beautiful, beautiful girl.

The lake is so full right now. This picture was taken about three years ago when it was much emptier.

These were taken in Tahoe Vista. My stomping grounds.

These last two pictures are on the East Shore.

There's no place like home.

There's no place like home.

I sure wish I could click my heels and be there...


  1. I want to click my heels and be there too! Soooooo gorgeous! Thanks for the tour. I am so glad that you got away for your dad's birthday. Love it!

    Also, Missy you better have worn a helmet! :)

  2. Oh that was so nice to see:) thank you for sharing! That brought back the best memories

  3. Beautiful photos of a beautiful place on this earth. You are blessed for having grown up there. I'm surprised you don't live there now - why not? I'm sure there's a reason, but you love it so much I'm just thinking you should be there all the time :)

  4. Thank you for sharing these pictures. Tahoe looks like such a beautiful place. I hope to go there someday & see it in person.

  5. This is the most beautiful place in the world <3