A Love Letter to Tahoe

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A nice sunny day at the Lakeview Commons in South Lake Tahoe CA
A nice sunny day at the Lakeview Commons in South Lake Tahoe CA

 

April 18, 2016

Hello there!  I wanted to share with you all how great it is to live in Lake Tahoe!  I’ve lived here for 27 years and I’ve seen many people leave to move to the city or pursue their careers.  I am never sad for long, however, because it is a fact that people who leave, always come back.  Why is that?  I believe it’s because there really is no other place like it in the world.  To start the natural beauty is unparalleled.  The crystal blue water and mountains are truly something to behold.  Another key reason is that every day of the year is a great time to be here.  Finally the small town community is full of color and flavor from all over the world and the locals are friendly happy people who take care of one another.

Tahoe is one of the most photographed spots in the world, namely Emerald Bay and Eagle Falls.  There are so many ways to take in this beauty but the best part of living here is that you are constantly surrounded by it.  What’s better than walking out your front door and walking to the beach or through the forest amidst the smell of pine trees and clean mountain air?  Not to mention being only a few miles away from hiking/backpacking trails where you and your family can take a moment to relax and bond by a camp fire.  Not only is the natural beauty something to behold but the town itself is beautiful.  Driving over the top of Echo summit you can see the lake glittering in the sun back dropped by the mountains and there just in-between the two you find the little City of South Lake Tahoe.

No matter what time of year it is Tahoe is a great place to be.  In the summer you have the beach, boating, camping, and hiking.  Then in the winter you have skiing/snowboarding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.  The casino’s and restaurants hold events year round for those who might want to get out for a night of fun.  While there’s a great night life atmosphere, if you are into something more low key there are events like wine tastings and live music just about anywhere you go.  Tahoe locals love a good time but also to just take it easy and have a barbecue in the back yard.  I think having the option is something that isn’t offered as much in other places.  It explains why we are one of the most popular vacation spots in the world!

 

Another shot of the Jewel of the Sierras
Another shot of the Jewel of the Sierras

 

Locals come from all over the place.  Most Tahoe locals started vacationing here and decided to dive into the Tahoe lifestyle because of all the great experiences they’ve had here over the years.  My parents are both examples of that.  My dad fell in love with the natural beauty and saw a great opportunity to pursue his career as a musician.  He moved up here in the mid 80’s and met my mom who had a similar story.  They’ve been here ever since and so have I.  Tahoe is a great place to grow up.  From walking to the meadow and playing all day in the sun with friends to going on backpacking trips or seeing my dad play in his band at heavenly on a Friday night, I loved every minute of it.  The schools here are great too, there is a large emphasis put on learning about the ecology of the Tahoe basin, and field trips are to places like Donner Pass and Emerald Bay.  I was truly lucky to grow up here and it makes me happy to see people continuing to bring their children.

Lake Tahoe is one of the greatest places in the world.  The next time you come to see us ask one of the locals if they agree and I’d be willing to bet that they do.  It’s unique in that it’s a small town atmosphere with a city’s variety of food and entertainment.  The atmosphere is laid back and the locals are friendly and ready to treat you as one of their own.  That’s why I love this place and all it has to offer.  The people who live here have the same love for it as I do and we are all very fortunate to call this place home.


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