Greetings from the Trees

I am writing to you today from Lake Tahoe. I am here for our family cousins’ week vacation, with fifteen of my brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, children and hubby. It’s a huge party! From most of the rooms of the rental house, we have a view of the trees, as I do now from the living room.
Trees as far as the eyes can see: the view from the balcony in our Lake Tahoe vacation rental.

In addition to the joys of being in the mountains, I just love being with the family, with our kids that range from five to twenty-three, where at any one time at least thirteen items are lost. At the moment this includes my red hairbrush, a few reusable water bottles, two pairs of sunglasses, a blue bottle of sunscreen, one set of car keys, the coffee beans we bought yesterday, a pair of running shoes, a Samsung phone charger, an unopened package of Zrytec, a still-warm cup of coffee, a sun hat, and a half empty package of chewing gum.

In front of Eagle Falls, at Emerald Bay trailhead in Lake Tahoe.


  1. says

    Congratulations dear Barbara,
    I imagine you have not only relaxed but also have been inspired by the peaceful environment and happines with your family. Nothing better than love. I wish I could visit that place some day, you are kindly invited to visit my country Peru which is an amazing country with great sights and friendly people. Thanks a lot for your news which are useful tips for my work and please keep in touch.
    Hugs & kisses
    (from Chiclayo-Peru)

  2. Eva says

    Lake Tahoe! Beautiful! How wonderful to make time to relax with family members and make memories for the next generation. Thanks for sharing.

  3. says

    Barbara, thanks a lot for sharing your travelling experiences. I really enjoyed looking at your photos! Had great fun! Wish I had visited all these places together with you.

  4. Pamela Pressgrove says

    You are so blessed to be at Lake Tahoe with your family. I’ve been there three times and thought I was in Paradise. I hope to go there again someday.
    thanks for sharing!

  5. Ron says

    This is a nice view and a nice vacation. I think that you have a great time with your cousin in that beautiful view. I hope that I can also visit this place and do the food trip and picnic thing.

  6. Barbara Feldman says

    Woo hoo! I found the red hair brush, the sunscreen in the blue bottle, and one pair of sandals!