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We wouldn't normally bombard you with another post so quickly after our musings from Eugene, but we have been privileged to visit, in quick succession, three great ...
... skiing. Quick hot drink in the restaurant, then down again to the resort village. Lunch outside, sitting next to a gas "coal" fire. Bison burger for John, clam chowder for me.
Drove back to Reno via Incline Village and Mt Rose, ski resort. Lots of fresh snow there and plenty of skiing, although many places including North Star in California, and many resorts around SLC have had a poor ski season this ...
... in the United State behind the five Great Lakes at over 122,000 acre feet.
The highlight of the cruise was a no wake idle into the spectacular Emerald Bay. We had cleared the bay and headed back to the marina when a mechanical anomaly occurred and the boat went dead in the water. A cell phone call to Tahoe Lake Rescue Unit was made. Our host couple kept us entertained with non stop lively conversation as to why the anomaly even was allowed to happen and ...
... potato salad that, despite the heretical omission of mayonnaise (she uses yogurt and other seasonings instead), was really good. [Don't tell her I said so, though.] There were many other yummy things, and we spent a wonderful evening laughing and talking and just having a great time.
Thursday, July 24
Thursday dawned clear and gorgeous, so Patty and I headed up to Lake Tahoe to tour Vikingsholm, a 38-room mansion on the shore ...
... us through the valley- Jordan Valley, not the town, heading in a westerly direction for miles.
We are definitely in cow country. Sage brush with a hint of dry grass is all that can be seen covering the soil for miles. This is not desolate country as every once in a while there is a sign of civilization in the form of a ranch house. Lets just say it is REMOTE. The valley is posted as open range meaning that we could come head to head with a wayward bovine at any time. If ...