Posted by Rebecca
I’ve lived in a couple of places in my life that just felt like home. Not because I was from there, or raised there, or even because I lived there for long, but because I just had that feeling inside where all the pieces fell together and I was home.
The first place like that was Jasper, Alberta. I lived there in my late-teens/early twenties. If you’ve never been, at the very least google it. The scenery is breathtaking, the mountain air is crisp and clean, and it is like no other place in the world.
The second was the west-side of Bend, Oregon. I lived in Bend from 1996-2005, but it was my years on the west-side of town that felt right. It feels like this quaint mountain-y community where everybody knows your name.
The final place that gives me that “home” feeling is Lake Tahoe. I love it there. My heart feels happy when I visit. And I love that it is a mere 30 minute drive from the pink trailer.
So my lake extravaganza last week continued on with 4 days at Sugar Pine Point State Park campground. The days were filled with swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, reading, sunning, eating (lots of eating), friends, family and fun. Here are some pics of days 1 & 2.
The first view of the lake, on the first day of the trip. Ahhhhhhhhh….
Ehrman Mansion – on the banks of the lake, overlooking the water.
The sun peeking through the trees.
Day 2 lunch preparations – fresh ceviche.
Here’s how we made it:
Chop green cabbage, cucumbers, tomatos, avocado into fairly uniform small pieces
Mix in fresh shrimp and crab (or fake crab – that’s good too)
Top with lots of cilantro and fresh squeezed lemon and lime juice and a little salt and pepper
Mix well and let it sit for a bit
Enjoy with tortilla chips or tostada shells
Me and Erica enjoying the sun.
I need to make friends with someone who owns a Lake Tahoe sailboat….
Usually, one of my favorite things is jumping off the dock into the water. But this year it was out of commission, due to a gnarly winter storm that literally broke the dock.
The evenings were spent sitting around the fire and having lightsaber tournaments. 🙂