We arrived in Lake Tahoe, California, during a blustery wind, whitecaps were appearing all over the lake and small waves were crashing onto shore. I loved sitting outside by the fire pit and soaking in the sunshine, protected from the wind by the big Hyatt hotel. We shared a condo with our good friends from San Jose, Ned and Cookie Hales. This region is gorgeous, I’d forgotten how lovely the pine covered mountains were. It has been almost 40 years since we’ve visited this area. This is the first day of our all too brief two week vacation.