Sacramento Vacation Destinations, Lake Tahoe

Last month I talked about my incredible experience at Yosemite National Park. Yosemite is a great California vacation destination. Another popular vacation destination for folks living in the Sacramento area is Lake Tahoe.

Crystal Clear Water of Lake Tahoe

The Crystal Clear Waters of Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is located on the border between California and Nevada, about 110 miles from Sacramento. There are many quaint ski and beach towns dotting the perimeter of the lake. With just a quick 2-hour drive you can escape the bustle of the city and relax in a beautiful, wooded, mountain-lake retreat.

In the summer months, the beaches of Tahoe are busy. Lake Tahoe Beach and Mountain ViewFun activities for the water are boating, para-sailing, kayaking, jet skiing, and paddle-boating. And for those who aren’t interested in the water there are plenty of  golf courses. Also there are hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails around the lake ranging in length and difficulty. The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 165-mile trail that circumnavigates the lake.

Tahoe is also known for its winter sports such as downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, Winter at Lake Tahoeand snowshoeing. There are many resorts that cater to winter visitors.

Regardless of the season, gambling is another popular Tahoe activity. Gambling is legal in Nevada, so the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe has many casinos. They are located on the South Shore in Stateline, and on the North Shore in Crystal Bay and Incline Village.

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Livestrong, Davis – Cycling for a Cause

As a member of the Rooster Racing team I was among nearly 1500 riders, including champion cyclist and Livestrong founder Lance Armstrong, who took to the back roads of Davis, Winters, and Vacaville on July 10th for one purpose: to help win the fight against cancer. With a starting point in central Davis, riders had the option of testing their legs in the 40, 70, or 105-mile course that boasted flat terrain, beautiful weather, and plenty of refreshments to keep the riders well-nourished and hydrated.
Many of the participants were no strangers to the cause they were riding for. Over 400 people on Sunday were part of the now 28 million people worldwide who have beaten the disease. Some rode individually and some in groups that hailed from 32 different states nationwide.
Aside from the sheer enjoyment I get from riding my bike, I really enjoyed making a difference in the lives of others and serving a purpose that is much greater than me. Cumulatively, participants in Sunday’s ride raised over $800,000 for the Livestrong foundation. Cancer is still a terrible force to be reckoned with, and possibly will be for some time, but the fight isn’t over and with events like Livestrong Davis to keep hope alive, the fight will be won… one pedal stroke at a time.

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Sacramento Vacation Destinations, Yosemite

One of the great things about living in the Sacramento region is its close proximity to many amazing vacation destinations. Within a few hours drive you can visit beautiful Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, the wine country, and more.
Today I’d like to talk about Yosemite National Park. Yosemite covers nearly 1,200 square miles. The park is famous for its amazing granite cliffs, beautiful waterfalls, and Giant Sequoia trees. Yosemite Valley occupies only about 1% of the park but it is the most visited area in the park. The Valley is only about a 3 ½ hour drive from Sacramento. Some of the amazing views in Yosemite Valley are El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. El Capitan is a massive 3,000-foot vertical granite rock formation that is a challenge to many rock climbers. Yosemite Falls rates as the sixth highest waterfall in the world spanning a total of 2,425 feet from the top of the upper falls to the base of the lower falls. Half Dome rises 4,800 feet above the valley floor.
I went on a recent hike up to the top of Half Dome and I couldn’t help but be reminded of how that translates into some life situations, particularly in real estate short sales. The hike to the top of Half Dome takes all day. It is long and arduous. It is uphill. It never seems to end. But when you get there, it’s a very rewarding feeling that you get. You get spectacular views of the valley and its just a great overall feeling to have done it!
Like anything in life, sometimes you just have to keep at it.
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