We swore last time we were at Tahoe that we were going to come back more often, and so far so good. It was 100 degrees here yesterday, so we decided to escape the heat and go back to Tahoe, where it was a fantastic sunny 73ish. We went to a State park that has a wonderful mansion, we'd toured it a couple of years ago and vowed to come back soon with chairs, books and picnic supplies, then promptly forgot about it. This time we came fully supplied, dogs in tow, and settled in for the day. It was so beautiful - quiet and peaceful, we could hear the water lapping softly against the beach, which was about 15 feet from us.
I created my first "plein air" (I assume this means painting something outside while you're looking at it) there. Not great (it turns out it's not easy doing a watercolor in a beach chair!)
, but it captures the scene and I really found myself immersed in just seeing, and being there while doing it.
Looking up at the mansion from the lawn.
The boys, VERY worried that their Father did the unfathomable, walking away from our spot without them.
Looking back at the grounds from the pier. Not a bad spot to have had your summer home, huh?
A coyote strolling through the grounds, stopping to look at us.