Pick the Hertzmobile up and then it’s a very pleasant 4 hour drive, over the Golden Gate Bridge, up to Sacramento and over the mountains to Lake Tahoe.
Arrived at our luxury home. We’re 4 miles down a single track road that looks like the San Andreas fault runs down the middle of it. Last paved when Macadam was a lad. 10 miles to the nearest supermarket / wifi and 16 miles to nearest Taco Bell and Starbucks. How do people cope!It seems that the colonials have not quite heard of mobile phones yet, there is internet but it’s even pricier and slower than onboard ship. Piracy is not confined to the high seas. $15 a day, and then runs at a MAXIUM blistering speed of a knackered donkey, all 1Mb per second, about as useful and expensive as a diamond studded condom. Don’t think we’ll have any problems with noisy neighbours, traffic or noisy red knecked scrots on Harley’s – bears might be an issue though.
Oh well looks like I’ll be spending a lot of time in Starbucks.It’s a gorgeous home, with a great deck, views over Fallen Leaf Lake and of course the obligatory all American barbecue, big enough to roast an ox on. The silence here is deafening and oh so relaxing. As well as no internet there’s no TV, so we’ve not had the pleasure of the Trump versus Clinton pantomime – how sad. To keep us amused though they do have blue rays; a pool table (sadly not a clue how to play); sauna; bikes and a leaky kayak; a wonderful selection of whisky and enough different vodkas to enable me to hibernate all winter; there’s even pot and pipes provided – perhaps it’s standard hospitality in all California homes.
TV must be all of 60″, but sadly you’re sat only 6 feet away – fortunately we have no TV signal, Trump and Clinton that close up would be so scary you wouldn’t be able to drive a wet watermelon seed up me butt with a sledge hammer.
Just lately I’ve been giving this Illegal immigrants and economic migrants (AKA refugees) issue a lot of thought and have come up with a simple solution. Ship them in batches of 200 to Belthorn for 3 days. By the end of 2 days of Belthorn’s weather they’ll be begging to return hence from where they came.
Finally we toddle off into South Lake Tahoe. First stop Starbucks to communicate with the World and publish a long overdue travel / rant blog.
Drive down to the lake to park up and then have a pleasant stroll around.Wow Tahoes changed from when we skied here. All very swish but wot no snow? If I stick around long enough I’ll be able to use my Park City Epic ski pass for free skiing. The most noticeable thing after 10 days on a floating calorie factory is the lack of blobbies. Most people look fit, healthy and capable of walking 10 feet without the need of an electric wheel chair.
Have a wander down to the village store, beach and boat dock. Then set off to the Tallac Historic Site.I’m so glad we’re in a civilized country, who gives a dam about the risk of plague if you venture into the Tallac Historic Site, after all it’s nowhere near as virulent or dangerous as Ebola. Glad to see there’s a picket fence around the site. That’ll keep the plague ridden fleas in!
Despite the plague it’s all very picturesque and best of all free.Then we encounter the road works. Sat for 15 minutes whilst a man with stop sign holds everyone up despite the road being clear. There’s more of these men with stop signs than there are tea towels ridden with dandruff in Afghanistan. I can’t begin to explain the stupidity being demonstrated on 89 down the side of Lake Tahoe. Who ever’s in charge of this is certainly a few fries short of a happy meal.
Call in at Raleys for some wifi.Then it’s back home for coffee on the deck, amongst the shimmering silver birch and watching the boats on the lake.
George Carlin: The islamic extremist will win.
Call in at some of the ski resorts we skied way back when, including Squaw Valley and Heavenly. Wot no snow.
You’d think a so called supreme being would be able to make his mind up, or was he starting to suffer from Alzheimer’s, after all he would be 13 billion, or at least by his reckoning 4,000, years old.
THESE ARE ACTUAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY “THOMAS COOK VACATIONS”
FROM DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS:
bus ride to the resort. Because of this, we were
unaware of many things that would have made our holiday more fun.”
“It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England. It took the
Americans only three hours to get home. This seems unfair.”
“I compared the size of our one-bedroom suite to our friends’ three-bedroom and ours
was significantly smaller.”
“The brochure stated: ‘No hairdressers at the resort.’ We’re
trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait longer for service.”
“When we were in Spain, there were too many Spanish people there. The
receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many
Managed to get a brief FaceTime with Jasper. Wow, he’s such a happy sole, bubbling over with all that he’s done at nursery etc.
I was going to have an exploratory walk around the lake but rain stopped play.To better appreciate the up and coming presidential election pantomime I’ve lashed out on an esubscription to the Wall Street Journal. Cost all of £1 a month for the 1st two months, by which time it’ll all be over and the mass exodus to Canada – like a Caraboo crossing – will have commenced.
When you’ve no wifi it makes you appreciate how much you use it.
Qur’an Gangbang episode 6: Daughters of Allah