Thursday, June 5, 2014

Driving Miss TLE

I started my Wednesday by doing the ride up to Emerald Bay, and surprised myself by besting my previous time to the top by 23 seconds (42 minutes, 50 seconds), and my round trip time by 2 minutes (72 minutes).  My weight is back down to the lowest I have been for a few weeks at 190.6.....now to get that next 10 pounds!



One of our favorite things to do when at Lake Tahoe is to take a day and drive around the 72 mile shoreline.  There are a thousand magnificent views.......here are just a few of those from the past few weeks........





When we drive around the lake, as we did back in November when we were briefly in the area on our way home for the winter, we almost always stop in at "The Bridgetender Tavern & Grill" on the banks of the Truckee River and right across the street from the iconic "Fanny Bridge" in Tahoe City at the north end of Lake Tahoe.



Why do they call it "Fanny Bridge"......hmmmm?

Waiting for an outdoor table

We arrived in Tahoe City after a delightful drive around 12:45, found parking and went in to order a couple of brews (Moose Drool) and wait for an outdoor table.  It just felt like a day where time was not an issue.  Within 20 minutes we were sitting outside in the warm sun enjoying the ambiance of one of our favorite Tahoe institutions.

Around 2 pm we took off walking in search of a couple of thrift shops, and found one about a half mile away......the great thing about walking is the temptation to walk away with too much stuff is moderated by the fact you would have to carry that stuff quite a ways back to the car.....we left the store with one more paperback for TLE.

By 3 pm we were back in the car continuing our circumnavigation of Lake Tahoe driving through the familiar hamlets of Tahoe Vista, Dollar Point, Crystal Bay, Brockway, Kings Beach, Carnelian Bay,  Incline Village, and Zephyr Cove back to SLT.

We were home by 4:30 (we stopped at one more thrift store in SLT, but did not find anything we could not live without) and ready to watch the L.A. Kings play the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals against the N.Y. Rangers at 5 pm.  The Kings, true to their playoff style, quickly got behind 2-0, but came back to win in overtime 3-2 in a very exciting game.

Thanks for stopping by!

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