Lake Tahoe Baby!

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We usually try to get up here to Lake Tahoe at least once a year. It’s just such a beautiful place! The scenery is breathtaking , the air is crisp and clean and there’s no end of possibilities for enjoying the great outdoors.

Just about five hours of driving is all it takes and we are ready to soak it all up! Our favorite time to be up here is the Fall. All the kids are back to school so the Summer crowds are gone and it’s not snowy yet so the ski/snowboard folks haven’t arrived yet. It’s quiet, no crowds anywhere, and we are set to go! Our absolutely favorite thing to do is paddle around in our trusty kayak. But not just paddling around, nooooooo, we are experienced , precision kayak picnickers ! Yep, you probably didn’t know we are so talented! But, alas, we have perfected the delicate art of loading up every nook & cranny of our little kayak with a gourmet picnic, including a bottle of wine. The challenging aspect of this hobby of ours is choosing and locating just the perfect little sandy beach to land our vessel and commence picnic! Our success rate is high! We excel at this activity and truth be told, we may be world champions! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Yes, it’s been a great weekend! In addition to our kayaking extravaganza , we went to two concerts, Joe Walsh and Tommy Castro. Add a touch of video poker and walking away about 100.00 up, and I must say….sweet Success !!! Scott gets the credit for the walking away up cuz I wanted to keep feeding that adorable little slot machine! All in all, our last trip to Lake Tahoe has been sweet success indeed! Cheers!

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About hollycarter184

Life is Good! But it's time for a change, and more adventure! I'd like to share the whole experience of preparing then actually making a reality of expatriating, and moving to a new country. It's an exciting, and slightly scary move full of possibility . I'm looking forward to learning a new language and making new connections with the people who share our spirit of adventure. This blog is my way of continuing my connection with my friends and family in the States. Sooooo here it goes! :)

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  1. Love the picture of the red kayak, the lake and the blue sky and clouds—-that could easily go into a frame and hang on your wall!! I just got back from some hiking in the eastern sierras–beautiful country. Have not spent anytime in that area—-weather was perfect–the blue, blue sky, awesome mountains, beautiful lakes with the occasional cloud made for good pictures. See you in a couple of days.

  2. Oh Holly—–Vicariously, I’m going to hitch a ride on that gravity defying and gleaming silver tube and wing my way over to Lake Tahoe to join you and Scot for the sunset wine tribute to Bacchus and maybe a round or two of video poker !!!! Sounds like great fun, darlin’.
    Hugs,
    Jeanne

  3. Hey, girl! Do you and Scott know how to do the kayak recovery drill? The one that if it tips upside down in the water, you can roll it, hopefully staying in it… I don’t have that one down yet. And, we do like taking Champagne with us, as well as wine, for our picnic:) Life is Great! xo

  4. Sounds like a really great way to say good bye to Lake Tahoe ๐Ÿ™‚ The last time I was there was the weekend we went as a family and EP died so it has been a very long time. I had no idea that would be the last trip we would make as a family. So I will say good bye to Lake Tahoe through you’s and Scott’s AMAZING good bye trip ๐Ÿ™‚ Love you both ๐Ÿ™‚ Mom xxoo

  5. Great post Holly! I love reading about your plans – and it was interesting to see your pic of you and Scott in sunny, warm Lake Tahoe while Willie and I are freezing at Lake Chautauqua in New York – although, the fall colors are lovely and there are pumpkins everywhere!

    We love to picnic in beautiful places too – it would be fun to meet somewhere and compare what we bring to eat and drink! MMMMM!!

  6. One of my favorite places in the world. I’m glad you both had a chance to enjoy it again before you leave. And again, I’m impressed that you can kayak together without it ending in divorce (which it almost did for Ed and me in Fiji…)

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