San Diego, CA

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We spent a month in San Diego parked at the Mission Bay RV Resort on, surprisingly, Mission Bay.  It is a beautiful location surrounded by the Mission Bay Park and the bay itself.  There is a nice hiking/biking path that runs for miles in both directions.  It is also located 5 minutes from downtown San Diego, Old Town San Diego, Little Italy, the Embarcadero, etc.

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Lake Tahoe

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We left our RV parked near Crowley Lake and made the drive to Lake Tahoe to visit with our friends Steve, Wende and Brady.  It’s always fun to spend time with them but summer in Tahoe at their nice home is special.

Lake Tahoe is a truly beautiful place at any time but summer is especially nice with a pleasant climate, clean mountain air, the blue lake and the variety of colors in the snow topped mountains.  We enjoyed lots of hiking, biking and took a ride up the Heavenly gondola and did a little hiking around the ski runs.


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Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque (pics) is New Mexico’s largest city with over 500,000 residents.  It sits in the shadows of the Sandia Mountains.  It serves as a hub for the state sitting at roughly the geographical center of the state and at the intersection of Interstate 40 and Interstate 25.

We only had one day here.  So for some exercise we headed to the 16-mile long Paseo del Bosque.  It is a recreational trail that runs alongside the Rio Grande River.  It’s a nice paved path suitable for both walking and biking.  There is also a pedestrian bridge that crosses the river alongside Interstate 40.

Walk/bike bridge across river

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Lake Tahoe–Summer 2011


In the winter, the Lake Tahoe area is one of the best places to visit.  There are multiple world class ski areas and every conceivable winter sport available.  Generally, the mountains surrounding the lake get a significant amount of snow so there is rarely any concern that you will be able to enjoy your favorite activity.  From late October last year until late April this year, the highest elevations received a cumulative total of approximately 60 feet of snowfall.

As spectacular as Lake Tahoe is for winter fun, it is equally or possibly even better for summer fun.  On the water or in the surrounding mountains, you can indulge every sort of outdoor activity.  Boating and water skiing, sailing, fishing, para-sailing, hiking, biking and mountain climbing.  All while surrounded by the most stunning lake and mountain vistas imaginable.

IMG_3740We were fortunate to be able to visit our friends who have a house not far from the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe.  We were able to go hiking, bicycle riding and take a sailboat ride.  It’s so difficult to choose photos that best capture the beauty of Lake Tahoe.  Our photography skills are just not adequate.  I’m not sure anyone can truly capture what it’s like.  When hiking you can see meadows filled with wildflowers framed by the lake and snow capped mountains.  We hope the photos will give you some feel for this beautiful place.