Look Back: Lake Titicaca

We got married on April 13, 2013, and then 3 days later headed to South America for a 4 month honeymoon.  This trip began in Ecuador then on to Peru, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.  One of the most fascinating stops we made was in Puno, Peru, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

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The surface of this lake sits at 12,600 feet above sea level.  We took a boat tour of a portion of the lake that allowed us to get a close up look at two remarkable indigenous cultures that live here.  One group on Isla Taquile and the other on floating islands made from reeds harvested from the lake.  Also, at the end of the article is a mention of a steamboat that operated on the lake in the mid-1800’s.

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I would also mention that while in Puno we suffered through some gastrointestinal sickness, one of the only such times we encountered this type of sickness while traveling.  We had to postpose our boat tour for a couple of days until we were sufficiently recovered.

Dale Hollow 2019

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The 2019 installment of the Cooper family reunion held at Eagle Cove Resort on Dale Hollow Lake took place on November 8-10.  Not much changed, which is a good thing.  Good times and good food.

On the front end we spend a couple of nights with my sister Sheila in Tullahoma, TN,  and afterwards we visited my brother on Nolin Lake in central Kentucky.

Our thanks to everyone for helping to make it a terrific visit with the family, particularly to Sheila, Hew and Nancy for their hospitality.

July in Lake Tahoe

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Lake Tahoe

We’ve had the great pleasure to spend all of July at Lake Tahoe, specifically, Zephyr Cove, NV, at the home of our friends, Steve and Wende.  Part of the time we were here alone pet sitting their two dogs and part of the time was with Steve, Wende and Brady.

Snow capped mountains, deep blue lake, clear skies and daily high temps of 80 degrees, plus or minus a couple of degrees.  It’s a near perfect combination.  We have taken many hikes and bicycle rides, shared a 4 hour ATV adventure through the mountains with Steve and Brady, spent a half day boating on Lake Tahoe and many enjoyable hours visiting with the family.  We even had the opportunity to attend the American Century Championship, an annual celebrity golf tournament featuring 60 to 70 sports and entertainment stars including, Jerry Rice, Marcus Allen, Steph Curry, Tony Romo, Charles Barkley, Justin Timberlake and many more.

South Lake Tahoe offers a wide variety of ways to spend a summer day from the beaches to the mountains.  There are all kinds of activities on and above the water and on the beaches.  The same can be said for the mountains.  The only downside is that weekends can be very busy, especially at the beaches.

We plan to stay here for the first 3 weeks of August as well, with the exception of a short side trip.