I spent most of the summer in my favorite place, Lake Tahoe, CA. My family has owned a summer home and now a part time home since 1952. The original summer “home” was built by my dad and his best friend, Allen Combellack. It was, how should I say it, rustic. For a while there were no stairs to the upstairs and so they used a ladder to get to the bedrooms. The interior walls were not finished for years…in other words, the bare 2×4’s were uncovered. My parents finally bought their own place in the 1980’s. They have since passed away, so my brother and I have inherited this place. I am greatly humbled by the hard work my parents did to own this place and then graciously passed it on to us.
The time I spent up there with my family and friends over the years hooked me. I love the lake, the beautiful natural surroundings, Izzy Burgers, The Rainbow Trail, Kiva Beach, swimming in Emerald Bay, walking in the forest behind our house and everything else about the place. So, this year I have spent quite a bit of time here, mostly with my dog, Obie T. Dogg. Here are a few pics that I was able to take while strolling around the area with the dog.
We also spent a lot of time in the Angora Burn area, but I’ll save that for another post.