South Lake Tahoe

We went to South Lake Tahoe for my birthday weekend.  Mom and I had never been there before.

View of Lake Tahoe

View of Lake Tahoe

We walked around a bit, checked out some shops and then went up the gondola. The first stop is a viewing deck, but all the trails were blocked off.  On the viewing deck a couple was taking wedding pictures. The poor bride was freezing, I’m sure, as the wind was blowing cold and they were in the shade.

The view at the top of the gondola was not what i expected, dry, dusty, and with trails that Elton wasn’t interested in going on.  So we turned around, took the 12 minute ride back down 3000 feet to a less oxygen depleted elevation of about 6000 feet above sea level to get some food.

Having looked at all the alpaca rugs, which were really cool, I had a hankering for alpaca yarn.  mom and I went in search for the LYS.  I was wholly disappointed with “The Wool Tree” the yarn shop in Tahoe, it was small, cramped, and the women didn’t seem overly friendly.  I had wanted to buy some alpaca but all they had was what I could get in any LYS.  On the way back to get Elton we stopped at a couple galleries and checked out some really cool stuff, the best being the Dr. Suess gallery, which had some great art, not just by Dr. Suess.

I think my favorite pictures would be these…

Branches above the lake.

Branches above the lake.

plague warning, just what you want to see at the top of a mountain before you go hiking.

plague warning, just what you want to see at the top of a mountain before you go hiking.

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