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We fell in love with Lake Tahoe! So, we are now looking to buy a small vacation home there!

Donner Lake in the Summer
Donner lake is a smaller lake near Lake Tahoe, but is also very beautiful and has some nice trails for hiking, and far fewer houses around it.

Old Truckee Wants To Give You A Parking Ticket
Old Truckee Pay To Park Sign.


Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe from the West Shore

Lake Tahoe is a really special place, and offers something for everybody. It has both a California shore and a Nevada shore, so you can have both the mellow, health fanatic lifestyle on the California side, or slip over to Nevada for some "remember when fun wasn't bad for you" type fun. The scenery is gorgeous, and there is nothing like moonlight on the lake to set the romance mood. Tahoe is an even bigger summer destination and offers a ton of stuff to do, for young and old alike! Whatever you do, if you decide to go for a last-minute week-end, book your trip over the internet and use a travel site that specializes in packages. We flew up from Los Angeles, and booked our entire trip for about $350, including airfare, hotel and a rental car. That's $350 for two people! Without the package discount, our plane tickets would have cost $300 each!

The Village at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, California

Summertime in the Sierra Nevada

Summer is almost more fun than winter in the Sierras. All sorts of water sports are available and there is usually plenty going on in the way of music festivals, art shows and wine tastings. The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare festival happens over the summer as does the Truckee rodeo. More on the Truckee Rodeo.

A bull ride at the Truckee rodeo in July 2009.
Here we see a scene from "The Taming Of the Shrew"

(Not really...It's a bull ride at the Truckee Rodeo!)

Barrel Racing at the 2009 Truckee Rodeo!
The Barrel Racing event at the 2009 Truckee Rodeo - Very Exciting Stuff!

Tahoe is Still Dog Friendly!

Tahoe Lake Cottages - Lets you bring your four legged friends. We stayed here just for that reason, and took the dogs along with us on our cross country ski day. Tahoe has a ton of vacation rentals, for both winter and summer! Here is a vacation rental in Tahoe Donner.

Retro Tahoe

Naughty gangsters, some boys called Frank, Dean, Sam and Jack, a girl named Marilyn and the Lady of the Lake.

The north of the lake, around Kings Beach, has a few relics of the past. One that I visited is the CalNeva Resort Hotel and Casino. The California - Nevada State Border Runs Right Through The Indian Room at the CalNeva Resort.
The CalNeva sits right at the border of Nevada and California and has seen some pretty colorful individuals walk through its door.

Nicknamed the "Lady of the Lake", The CalNeva was built in 1926. It has changed ownership several times over the years, and was even partially owned by Frank Sinatra from 1961 to 1963.

Read more about Retro Tahoe and a nifty tunnel tour!

Tahoe Trades
Tahoe Taxis
Truckee Spa Maintenance & Repair
Tahoe Scribe
Purple Flower



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