Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tahoe Talk - Day Six (Wrap Up)

This morning I took a nice long walk around the Meadows. They have changed a lot since the first day we arrived. For one thing, the wildflowers are changing! Yes - gone are the purples and blues. In their place is an abundance of yellow and red. Some of the grasses that were bright green the first day we walked are turning golden. In a couple of weeks, I wonder if there will be any flowers at all?

It is warm already this morning, unlike the earlier part of the week where it was chilly until almost noon. And the humidity is back. Not quite as bad as yesterday afternoon when it suddenly began to cloud up. Then about an hour before sundown we heard a clap of thunder and then the pitter patter of raindrops. The thunderstorm lasted a scant 10 minutes but reoccurred several times over the course of the evening.

The air has that freshly scrubbed smell to it. Heavenly, I must say. This whole place is like a slice of Heaven. Yes, there is a lot of traffic outside of the Meadows. Yes, there are globs of tourists everywhere - outside of the Meadows. But inside these gates there is a serenity and splendor that those on the outside can only imagine. Where else can a little pug go for walks filled with fragrant flowers, tinged with the warmth of sunlight and kissed by the fresh mountain breeze?

Tomorrow we head back to the Bay Area and it's myriad social impositions. But I think we will all retain a little of the mountains in our souls - at least for a while.


Maddy and Owen said...

Sounds like a great trip! Glad you enjoyed it :)
Maddy and Owen

Sabrina PugTails said...

A perfect end to a great holiday/adventure.

Benny and Lily said...

ok, we are starting to get a bit jealous of that Lake Tahoe
Benny & Lily

Anonymous said...

wooow sounds like you had such a pawsome time in Lake Tahoe there Noodles. Sure did enjoy all the pics.

woos, Tessa

Payton said...

Now every time you need to get away, just remember your wonderful trip and all the neat sights, sounds, and smells. Travel home safely.

Ellen said...

That was an awesome adventure ... thanks for taking us along! Pug Hugs, Ellen said...

Noodles, you sure make a pug want to take a trip to Tahoe - it sounds great! Glad you had a fun time and wishing you a safe return.

-Love, Sid

PS You look so cute in that bottom photo! Was that right after a swim?

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Noodles.
I came back to this post so that I could take my time and enjoy it.
I so enjoyed your vacation and all the beautys that you shared with us.
I love that meadow,, and I love the photo of you on the walk way... and yes,, the very last one.
Thank you so much for sharing your awsome vacation with us,,, I felt like I was right there with you