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A Tahoe 4th of July

Here is a guest entry from Jess.

The day before the 4th of July, my husband, his family and I went to Skylandia, a beach & park near Tahoe City. Our 1-year wedding anniversary is July 9th and we had our rehearsal dinner at Skylandia, so we thought it would be a great spot to spend the day.

The water and sky were both so blue that had it not been for the beautiful band of the snow capped mountains that separate the two, I would not have been able to tell where one ended and the other began. We spent the whole day playing on the sandy beach, swinging our feet at the end of the dock and floating in the water. After all the countless times I have been to Tahoe, I still can’t believe how clear the water is – it always makes me feel like I am in Hawaii or the Caribbean. As the day slowly became evening, we cleaned up and headed to dinner at the Bridgetender – great bar and grill located in Tahoe City where the lake empties into the Truckee River. They have a really neat outdoor seating area on the river, so we all enjoyed dinner and drinks before we headed to Kings Beach to watch the fireworks.

I must say that out of all the fireworks in all of the different cities I have enjoyed, I have never seen a finale as awesome as the one at Kings Beach. The sky looked like a waterfall of lights. The crowd roared and when the last light flickered out, the usually dark water was lit with hundreds of boat lights, making it look like an entire city.

It was the perfect summer day! See for yourself!

Here I am with my dog, Kona on the beach of Lake Tahoe.

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This is my mother-in-law and sister-in-law soaking up the rays on a pier.

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This is my husband’s little cousin preparing to kayak on the Lake.

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Even Kona enjoyed the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe!

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