Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
*Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America
*Tahoe is the second-deepest lake in the United States, behind Crater Lake
*Maximum depth is 1,644 feet
*Tahoe covers an area of 195 square miles
*21.3 miles long, 12.2 miles wide
*Natural rim is 6,223 feet
*Tahoe holds enough water to cover the entire state of California in 14 inches
*Tahoe’s water is 99.9% pure
*Two-thirds of Tahoe is in California, one-third in Nevada
And the photo above, where the house in the middle stands in Tahoe City, is the spot Rob where spent the first nearly-18 years of his life. The home his family built and lived in is no longer standing and has been replaced by the new owners, but Rob woke up every morning to a magnificent view of Lake Tahoe. It was a little bittersweet for him last week to see it from a different perspective, here from the water.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
For future reference for the girls - we went to: Grandpa's Cellar(17) for the pie and turnover, then to Apple Ridge Farms(20) for the hay maze and animals (and apple cider). On to the Jack Russel Farm Brewery(36) for Daddy, and Kids Inc.(5), then a quick trip to grab lunch and walk the festival in Placerville to try to find the hangtree (sadly closed). Back to Boa Vista(3) for some fruit shopping and finally High Hill Ranch(1) just to check it out (and give Daddy a flashback from the pond). A fun, full, day in Apple Hill. --R.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
As an aside, note the pine cone in the foreground! You don’t see that on the seashore.