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Lake Tahoe Interlude Part II

Travel Photos

One of my favorite days up in Lake Tahoe was when we rented bikes. There’s a great bikeway that winds for miles around the South Lake area and even East into Nevada. There was a well-used bike map in our cabin…

Lake Tahoe Interlude Part I

Travel Photos

Less than five hours away, tucked into the border of California and Nevada, lies Lake Tahoe, the United State’s second deepest lake and the largest, after the Great Lakes. In late September I had to pleasure of staying in a…

Packing For Lake Tahoe


I’m heading up to Lake Tahoe for a week and I cannot wait! It’s been about a year since my last vacation, and I’m extra excited to be going somewhere so unbelievably beautiful and also nice and mellow. We’ve rented a…

A Day In Davenport


We went strawberry picking in Davenport and ate lunch at Highway 1 Brewing Co. in Pescadero. Up here it’s always wild and beautiful, no matter the weather. Even a usually dreary day elsewhere can seem picturesque along the epic California coastline. All…

Strawberry Picking At Swanton Berry Farm

Local Life

Just up Highway 1 are several pick your own fruit farms. I haven’t been berry picking since I was a kid.  Last week I went to Swanton Berry Farm to pick some strawberries and taste their handmade treats. While not the…

Highway One Brewing Company, Pescadero

Local Life

I finally made it up the coast to the Highway One Brewing Company for lunch. The place is next to a gas station right off the road and looks like it would offer the usual roadside diner fare. However, all…