Sunday, April 17, 2016

Lake Tahoe, California

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38 comments:

Titus said...

beautiful-is that a train track?

tits

edutcher said...

Now that's the Road To Nowhere.

I guess that's why Adam Cartwright had to leave for parts unknown.

chickelit said...

Looks more like a light-duty boat launch...

Rhythm and Balls said...

Absolutely beautiful. Those mountains and that water clarity are unmistakeable. I miss the time I've spent in Tahoe.

Sixty Grit said...

Governor Moonbeam, your train is waiting...

chickelit said...

Now here's some submerged train tracks, ca. 1906, during the formation of the present-day Salton Sea.

Titus said...

I am always looking for a cottage on the water. Everything out here is crazy expensive whether ocean or lake. 500 square feet condo, not on the water, in Ptown will run out 500k. Same with Ogunquit Maine. Even northern Maine is crazy expensive and I don't want to drive too far.

I am constantly looking at lake property in Wisconsin. i think I have been on every lake website in Wisconsin and that is like thousands.

I like Lake Wisconsin but it is really expensive.

A woman I work with is from Wisconsin and retiring. She is moving back to Madison and purchased a place on Lake Mendota, which is really expensive.

i would want to be on a lake in Wisconsin but surrounded by fab stuff, which is hard to find in Scony.

chickelit said...

i would want to be on a lake in Wisconsin but surrounded by fab stuff, which is hard to find in Scony.

Why not settle for being near a fab supper club that does Friday Fish fries? You could learn to love Wisconsin lager and let your body go from skinny to scony.

Isn't there a family cottage you could arrange to "inherit" or did the evil sisters get it already?

chickelit said...

She is moving back to Madison and purchased a place on Lake Mendota, which is really expensive.

When I was growing up, my brother and his friends knew a family of hot girls who lived on Lake Mendota just north of the lagoon. I remember their last name but I'm not going to put that out there. Maybe Titus can guess. I was a bit young to appreciate them, but I do recall the blonde, the busty and the bikinis all summer long.

ndspinelli said...

I'll be in Lake Tahoe the end of May. It is an incredibly beautiful spot. And, you can play craps!

Matt Damon is selling his place in the LA area and reportedly buying a house on Lake Monona in Madison. That's the lake where Otis Redding's plane crashed. I surmise Damon is looking to be a big political fish in a small pond[as it were] and run for a seat in Congress.

AprilApple said...

Inviting photo. That water must be freezing, but oh how lovely.

Speaking of lakes and lakes in Wisconsin... My grandmother used to take me to Lake Winnebago in the summer. Her best friend and her husband had a tiny cottage on the lake. I do mean tiny. (Think small and shrink it down a little.) I used to sleep out on the closed-in porch, as the bedroom and the roll-out sofa were taken. Uncle Jerry (not really my uncle, but that's what I called him) was an old whiskey drinking cigarette smokin' card playing stinky cheese eating curmudgeon who would snore at night. Sleeping under the roof of that small cottage was a challenge.

Good memories. (except for the leaches. eee)

chickelit said...

@Nick: Mark Pocan's 2nd District seat? Damon would over course have instant name recognition. The normal way for WI pols to rise is to work through the State Assembly first. I wonder why Damon wouldn't try CA or even MA politics first.

AprilApple said...

Spinelli -that is depressing news. Why do all these ultra wealthy ultra leftist elitist actors want to boss us around?

ndspinelli said...

Wisconsin is the perfect place for Damon. CA and MA are cluttered w/ celebrities. Cheeseheads go gaga over celebrities and have a dearth of them. Their athletes all get the fuck out of WI as soon as their seasons are over. Damon would be an almost automatic win in Congress. House, Senate, or a ballsy move would be to run against Walker.

ndspinelli said...

April, Well, they want to boss us around because they are smarter and fundamentally better than us flyover ignorant masses.

Lake Winnebago is an underappreciated lake. They catch some mammoth sturgeon in that lake.

ndspinelli said...

A certain law prof would be stumbling over her wine boxes to suck Damon's dick. Metaphorically, of course.

chickelit said...

April, Well, they want to boss us around because they are smarter and fundamentally better than us flyover ignorant masses.

LOL -- from the guy who voted in Obama who is truly "better" than us.

Serious question for you Nick: Do you ever go places and travel to places that aren't fabulous? I've watched you from a distance for some time. You seem to only go places that have cachet -- the sorts of places that must give you bragging rights. This is one reason why you remind me of Titus.

chickelit said...

Lake Winnebago is an underappreciated lake.

It's great for boating of all sorts and it's only about 20 feet deep, max.

@Titus, given what you could almost call coastline, have you ever considered Lake Winnebago?

chickelit said...

@Titus: How about Green lake? It's over 200 ft. deep and has great fishing. I remember it was big as a kid. It's a well-established cottage lake though and probably full of FIBs.

AprilApple said...

20 feet deep? I had no idea. As a kid, I was impressed with the lake's size - Length and girth. Most days, you could not see the other end of it.

In Coloradie, the lakes be small.

AprilApple said...

My deceased aunt's brother owns a cottage on a lake in northern Wis. I have no idea where or the name of the lake. I'll ask him. It's pretty remote.

I hear fish tales.

chickelit said...

AprilApple said...20 feet deep? I had no idea.

My late father used to SCUBA dive in all the Wisconsin lakes and rivers. In retrospect, he should have left WI and moved to FLA in the 1960s. He never went diving in Lake Winnebago. They said that the wind alone could rile the water and wreck the visibility.

chickelit said...

In Coloradie, the lakes be small.

How is Horsetooth Reservoir these days? I heard it was low but I remember it full.

AprilApple said...

How is Horsetooth Reservoir these days?

The fullness depends on the snowpack. This year the northern mountains are above 100%. yay! Horsetooth should be nice and full this season. If drought conditions hit in our semi-arid climate-- different story.

AprilApple said...

My late father used to SCUBA dive in all the Wisconsin lakes and rivers.

Cool. Why? Some sort of rescue team?

chickelit said...

He was introduced to diving in the 1950s by this guy. I wrote about many more of my own diving memories under the tag "Revisiting Highway 61."

chickelit said...

Have you ever noticed that if you sit down and write about an experience long ago, that the memory sort of leaves you -- forever? I don't mean that it's erased -- it's more like it's released and becomes free. Once I write about something, I rarely think about it again. It's like something passing through me.

AprilApple said...

Don Franklin looks like he could have played the roll of the creature from the lagoon.

AprilApple said...

Have you ever noticed that if you sit down and write about an experience long ago, that the memory sort of leaves you -- forever?

Now that you mention is - yes.

AprilApple said...

is = it

ndspinelli said...

I don't answer questions from asshole underachievers who keep bringing up my 2008 vote. That chip on your shoulder is breaking your back, shitbird. Get some help.

Amartel said...

Hey I thought Moonbeam was gonna stop the waters from rising ... Is that courtesy of El NiƱo this year or an old photo.

Nick-south Tahoe is gorgeous. Ride up the ski lift at Heavenly if you crap out. The views!

ndspinelli said...

I've been to Oceanside, that place has no cachet. I've been to Middleton, no big wup. When I do mention places I don't like, as I do in Wisconsin, the underachiever crybaby has a shit fit. There's no pleasing losers.

ndspinelli said...

Amartel, At the risk of sounding pretentious, my bride and I were there in Oct. 2005 and rode up on the lift. You are correct, breathtaking. We don't ski, but love to go to ski destinations in the off season. I'm not sure if that makes me Titus-like?

Amartel said...

You snob! Side trip to Virginia City recommended.

chickelit said...

You snob!

That's exactly how Nick and Titus come off -- snobs. Troop senses it too, I'm sure.

ndspinelli said...

I'm not on the clock anymore. Back in 2005 we flew into Reno and drove straight to Tahoe for 4 days. When I had my own biz, almost all my trips were 3-5 days. I would have liked to spend some time in Reno and also visit the town where Hop Sing would sling hash. I spent a couple nights in Reno on my way out west. I liked the town. Had luck rolling dice which helped. I was planning on driving through the Donner Pass but weather prevented that. I am fairly certain snow won't stop me in late May. At your suggestion I will stop in Virginia City.

rcocean said...

Lake Tahoe is very beautiful, but it is literally ice cold even in Summer.