Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Lake Tahoe

I swear this is work, why else would I get up at 4:30 in the morning, leave for the airport at 5:30, fly 5.5 hours, and drive through the mountains to Lake Tahoe - someone is paying me to do this.  The drive from Reno to Lake Tahoe is breathtaking, in more ways than one.  It crosses a mountain, I passed a sign saying 8,000 feet, and kept climbing.   Reno is very much a high dessert landscape, I love that landscape.  The area around the like is very alpine village - I prefer the dryer side of the mountain, but the lake is very pretty.  Meetings will consume most of the time I am here, and being three time zones away is a bit disorienting.  I surprised by the slot machines in the airport in Reno.  I spent 10 minutes in the casino at the hotel, I was $6.25 ahead and I cashed out.  Now I need to stay out.  

I posted the picture of me on the plane on Facebook and Ron mentioned the aisle seat.  I almost always, book and aisle seat.  I book as early as possible, and I always try to select seats.  If I can't get what I want when I book, I keep checking back online and 9 out of 10 times, I am able to get an aisle seat on the left side of the plane, so my right arm is on the aisle side.  

8 comments:

  1. those seats are too damn small. I saw slot machines in a gas station bathroom in carson city many years ago.

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  2. Lake Tahoe looks good. I went to Las Vegas once. I can't remember much about it though I do remember putting money into a Buddha shaped slot machine at about 3am. Because Guido is so tall he always has an aisle seat and I am stuck in the middle.
    JP

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  3. When I was a wee queerling, my family would rent a cabin at Lake Tahoe for a month every Summer. Though it was just a ninety minute drive from home those were my favorite vacations.

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    1. Man...the things we must do in our struggles for the legal tender! (apologies to Jackson Browne.)

      :-)

      -Andy

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  5. David,
    Are you SURE you're working? You look much too happy to me (smile).
    Ron

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  6. Someone always gets aisle seats so he can get up and use the loo and run up and down the aisle. I like the window to stare out into a dwam and not bump my elbow against the trolley.

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