The lake is 1,645' deep making it the second deepest lake in North America, second only to Crater Lake in Oregon....1,949' deep. It has 72 miles of shoreline, and covers 192 square miles. There are a lot of very interesting facts about Lake Tahoe in this Wikipedia article entitled "Lake Tahoe". Amazingly, from 1858 to 1890 virtually the entire native forest in the "Tahoe Basin" was logged off to provide timber for the silver mines in Virginia City. As evidenced by the next picture, the forest grew back in spades.
We mostly spent the rest of the day getting settled, and getting all our "stuff" out that makes our life sitting in one place for so long more enjoyable. Of course, one could say just being here at Lake Tahoe would tend to make one's life more enjoyable, and you would be right, of course. Our site is one of the few here with a clear view of the southern sky, and we were able to dial in our satellite dish within a few minutes. Our site also has a cable TV hookup.....sweet! Our site is 70' long, so is just perfect for our length. As if things could not get better, we are 10 feet from the WiFi repeater, so our WiFi is excellent! Most of the services we need are within walking, or bicycle distance of the campground, including several great restaurants, and a Subway!
Our good friends, Bill and Debby, arrived a little after 1 pm, and we hooked up with them around 7 pm to walk to Lake Tahoe Pizza Company.....just a block away from the campground. Their pizza is amazing.....TLE and I had the "Jackpot" with everything on it, plus anchovies on my half. Yelp gives them 4 stars on 217 reviews.....I'm thinking our rating will be slightly north of that.