The day started out like every other day.
7am: sleeping, or trying to sleep while Shawnee, my border collie, yelps and barks non-stop in the backyard, she runs around looking up at the sky or trees, who knows what she sees or imagines, do dogs have imaginations?
After a while, she settles down, and I go back to sleep. Then I hear the subtle almost silent buzzing of my phone in the next room.
It’s Jef, asking me what I am doing, ‘sleeping or trying to,’ I tell him. after that, he says, ‘get up, do you wanna go with me to Squaw, take the Drone, I’ll be there in 45 minutes.’
Enough said. (of course I wanna go)
45 minutes later, he shows up, limping, (gout issues), and tells me in a joking manner, ‘okay intern, here’s what you’re going to do, first we need survey stakes, a black marker, the measuring tape and water.’
Little did I know I was being wrangled into driving him to Squaw Valley, and doing his work assignment for the day! But any chance to go to the mountains, I’m down for that!
The job: mark ‘boring’ spots.
It was kinda funny, that Jef didn’t know how to read the map he was given, as he often boasts ‘that he knows everything,’ (guys for ya, i guess). Using the process of elimination I figured out where he was supposed to mark the spots.
He stayed in the Jeep while I paced off the path, once found he painted and marked the asphalt.
After that, we were going to go to one of the beaches in Lake Tahoe, but all the beaches require parking fees, and there was no free parking ANYWHERE.
This Day-Tripper day, ended up being a work day + too windy for Droning, however, still in one of the best places ever! and Lunch: at the golden Rotisserie (same menu as T’s in Incline Village) If you get a chance, GO. My favorite: Chicken Burrito, $7, not a bad price and more than I can eat!
How to get there: Squaw Valley Resort
Take I 80 West;
Take Exit 185 onto CA-89S
At the roundabout take the third exit onto Frates Ln
At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto state highway 89
turn LEFT onto Squaw Valley Rd
Until Next time …
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