Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The nicest summer ever, a.k.a. "Autumn in Northern California."




As you can see, we are trying to squeeze every last drop of sunshine out of this summer.

These photos are from this past weekend, which we spent by Lake Tahoe. Wow. Saturday was just ... glittering.

Here's what Mark Twain said about Lake Tahoe in 1861 (according to the plaque I read at King's Beach):

"At last the lake burst upon us--a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet above the level of the sea, and walled in by a rim of snow-clad mountain peaks that towered aloft three thousand feet higher still! As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface, I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole world affords."

What he said. Or, as we Californians say, "Whoa, dude."

3 comments:

  1. Dang, my parents were up at Lake Tahoe last weekend too. Looks amazing.

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  2. Oh, little naked swimming! It can't be beat!

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  3. So sweet! I have serious travel envy. I was stuck with visiting in-laws, I would have loved to visit Tahoe instead. We are hoping to introduce our little one the snow up there this winter.

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