Thursday, February 17, 2011

Just a week ago.....Images from Tahoe

This was the last day skiing at Heavenly on Friday... we had clear blue skies every day in Tahoe and even though it would have been nice to have some fresh snow, nobody complained. Go Postal and I are on the end.

Most of the runs were tilled and groomed each night breaking up any ice that forms....our resorts out East could learn a lot from these guys.

GP would have rather been skiing than having to pose for a photo. He was a good sport all week, with my cold I was not as energetic as usual. He did get a couple of chances to go with the big boys on a few runs harder than I was interested in trying.

On our day off from skiing we tood a cruise on the lake. It was windy that day so better that we were not skiing. To be on Lake Tahoe with snow covered mountains all around just doesnt get much prettier. The water here is pristine and you can see down over 50'

I got to drive the boat! The captain was eating his lunch so he would just say three pegs to the left...etc.

It was a classic paddleboat. GP asked all about the two diesel engines etc while we were in the wheel house. I just wanted to drive the boat.

Here is the lower section of Heavenly on the California side. The gondola went up near the state line between California and Nevada. When you looked out across Nevada you saw brown plains...quite a contrast to the California view.

All in all a very nice trip and someday maybe we will make it back when they are having one of their famous dumps of snow. I also bet this would be a fantastic place to visit in the Summer.


Carrie P. said...

What a beautiful place to visit.

Quilting Memories said...

Visiting there in the summer is breath takingly beautiful......Almost Heaven !!!!
If you ever get the chance to go in the summer, do, you will be so glad you did....Looks like you all had a great trip!

Salem Stitcher said...

Beautiful. Maybe next year...

Summer said...

Amazing pictures! Looks like you had a great time.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Those are gorgeous photos, what a scenic spot. Next year, my friend, I want to be in that "group" photo!