Thursday, November 28, 2013


What are we thankful for? Our family and the fact that the four of us can be together here in this wonderful place. We are so happy... so relaxed. Rai and Ko are happy to have an audience 24/7 for their various performances. We don't want to leave but it's good to know that the Christmas break is just weeks away.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Upper Truckee River Marsh

Sometimes, the best places are discovered by chance. That's what happened to us today when we visited South Lake Tahoe to pick up some groceries. Lost in the grid of streets that is the heart of South Lake Tahoe town, we found a trail that meanders into the marshlands at the point where the Upper Truckee River meets Lake Tahoe. It is one of the best easy trails we've hiked in the Tahoe area. One hour turned into two which turned into three. We were so relaxed in this beautiful meadow that we just couldn't leave.

Rai is 55 Months Old!

Rai is 55 months old -- almost ready to retire!

Monday, November 25, 2013

At the Cabin!

Ashe didn't have to work too hard to convince me to take Monday and Tuesday off as "sick" days so that we could expand our 3-day Thanksgiving holiday into a full week. So, here we are, back home at the cabin. Rai and Ko have been asking about it for several weeks and it was so heartwarming to see them shout out, "Markleeville town!" as we came into town and, "I see the cabin!" as we returned to our home in the woods. It's so, so great to be here!