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.  


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

  2. Anonymous9/21/2016

    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.

  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.)



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

  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.