More Tahoe Hiking, Biking, etc.

We’ve been out a few more times in the past week. The weather has been so awesome, mid 70’s, sunshine and bright blue skies.

Along the Truckee River Trail

Truckee River Trail – This biking and walking trail begins in Tahoe City on the western edge of town. There’s a nice parking lot for trail users. The trail heads west, as you might guess, following the Truckee River. You pass the River Ranch Lodge and Alpine Meadows Road before crossing over the river and reaching a point where you can cross over Highway 89 into Squaw Valley. The path continues another 2.3 miles to the Squaw Valley Ski resort and village. Perfect place to stop for a snack before heading back.

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Jason & Ashley Wedding

On August 18, 2012 (photos), Valerie’s son, Jason consummated his marriage to Ashley on a lovely beach near Newport Beach, CA.

View of the beach below

Jason, aged 29 is Valerie’s younger son.  He and Ashley have been together almost non-stop since high school.  They wanted to have a wedding to include only family and they wanted to have the ceremony on the beach.  They settled on Little Corona Beach near the city of Newport Beach, a really lovely stretch of coastline in Orange County about 60 miles south of the city of Los Angeles. Continue reading

Mexico Street Food

We thought it would be fun to review some of our favorite street foods we encountered in our recent trip to Mexico.  You have to start with the ubiquitous fruit and juice carts.  They will generally have a variety of cut fruits like mango, watermelon, papaya, pineapple, jicama and sometimes cucumber.  Of course, you can have a little salt and chili powder sprinkled on top with a good squeeze of lime.  The cart in the photo was located just outside of the main market in Guadalajara.  It’s a daily treat.

Fruit cart

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