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The Road to South Lake Tahoe

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Another early start this morning and we left Fresno in heavy fog for a full day of driving to get to South Lake Tahoe. Fortunately it cleared before too long as today's driving was mostly through mountain passes and state forests (no cruisey highway driving today!) so the scenery was beautiful. The most spectacular being when came across a huge fully frozen lake. It was just amazing. Yes - the temperature has definitely dropped since our earlier part of the holiday where it was up to 28 a few days we were in LA. Today the lowest we got to was minus 2 and the highest elevation we drove through was 8000 feet so some wonderful views at times.
We arrived in Sth Lake Tahoe at about 4pm and despite it being freezing cold, there's not a snowflake in sight! Their last snowfall was late Nov so the snowmakers have been working overtime. We met up with Ruth and Chris and their 3 kids almost straight away - our apartment (we have a small but great 3 bedroomed place that will be perfect for our time here) is just along from theirs so after the kids all had a warm up soak in the hot spa, we all had dinner together at their place. They have been to the same places as us so far but in a different order so we had great fun comparing notes.
So it's a ski day tomorrow - should be lots of fun. We're loving all the blog comments - keep them coming!!
Brigid

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Posted by bremner 07.01.2012 22:13

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Dear Bremners all. We had no idea we could reply to your blog till Ronald mentioned that he thought we could. And we can!
We're loving your journey and envy you. Have never toured the areas of US of A that you have. My friend Gordon Gapper whom we visited in Flint, Mich. and again in Banning, Calif. always wanted us to 'do' the Grand Canyon, but alas, we never did, and now he's gone so we never will. The kids will never forget the experiences you've given them and will be the broader minded and worldly wise from the experiences. The photos are great, too, of course, so do keep them up as I know you will.
No great news at this end. You've perhaps heard of the ballon accident in Carterton a couple of days ago when they contcted overhead wires when descending, and burst into flame incinerating the eleven occupants - well nine of them - two jumped and were killed on impact. Peter tells us it was all over the Australian press like a rash, but not sure if the Americans would be interested. We're still working on holiday on Sunday, I think it is so we'll give him our suggested modifications on his original plan.
Thanks so much for effort you put into the blogs.
Our love to you all,
Kelvin/Dad/Kung Kung/Pa et al.

09.01.2012 by Kelvin and Cec.

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