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Lake Tahoe Adventure

Monday, October 22, 2018

My Lake Tahoe adventure included both highs and lows. I enjoyed the beautiful nine hour drive from Central Oregon to Lake Tahoe. The scenery was beautiful despite the smoke from controlled burns.

When I arrived at Lake Tahoe, my friend Charlotte greeted me. She had invited me to join her for a vacation at second home owned by her daughter and son-in-law. Charlotte was not feeling well; she thought it was her asthma and allergies and took some medication. But in the morning she told me she was very ill all night long her heartbeat was irregular; and she asked me to pray with her. Of course I agreed to pray with her; but I also told her I would take her to the emergency room for treatment. Healing is always granted through God’s grace; but there is no need to avoid medical help. The local emergency room was fast and efficient. She was suffering from a-fib (irregular rapid heart beat). They sedated her and shocked her heart; which re-started with a more regular heartbeat. She was also given a prescription for a very expensive heart medication.

Needless to say, the first day of my Lake Tahoe vacation was taken up by this medical emergency, and also the search for a slightly less costly prescription through a different pharmacy. Charlotte was cleared for easy hiking after a full 36 hours of rest and recovery. It is almost impossible for that woman to rest. She would pop up and try to mop the floors.

Anyway, in the remaining day and a half of my visit, I saw some beautiful scenery. Here are a few of my photos. I am very glad that I went, both to see such a lovely natural place of beauty, and to be there when my friend had a medical emergency.

Emerald Bay

Me at Talloc historic area

Charlotte at the lake

From my hikes (I did two solo easy hikes, and two easy hikes with Charlotte)

Aspen grove

Aspens along the lake

The intricate root structure is from this fallen tree.

Charlotte really wanted to hike to a waterfall. Unfortunately, the trail had too much elevation gain. But I liked our brief glimpse of the high Sierras.

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    More beautiful photos - & I commend you for being The Best Friend, the one who insists that her friends get the help they need!
    731 days ago
    It almost looks like the ocean, its so big! Beautiful scenery! Glad you were able to enjoy it after the medical scare. Hope she gets better with the new medicine. You look great Alison, I can tell you're losing weight! 👍💗
    732 days ago
    I just love Lake Tahoe. So wonderful you were there at a vital time for your friend. emoticon
    735 days ago
    I've only been there once and it was so beautiful! Love the pictures! Always an adventure with you! Glad your friend is doing better!
    736 days ago
    Hi Alison............
    Once again, you were there to help a dear friend. I am sure that Charlotte feels very lucky to have had you along. A good friend of ours has never been over-weight in his life and has always been very active. His favorite activity is snow-boarding and he is in his 70s. He was the last person I would have thought of to be in danger of developing A-Fib. He is on medication for it and is doing well.

    The scenery all around you is so beautiful. You are Blessed.

    736 days ago
    Oh, my...what beautiful pictures...and I am so glad you were there for your friend!
    What would she have done if you were not there???
    737 days ago
    So very beautiful. Glad Char is okay.

    737 days ago
    So glad you took your friend to the ER! I've heard when people are in a-fib they are at a very high risk of a stroke. That would have been a bigger vacation dampener than the ER visit. She is blessed to have you as a friend! Such beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.
    737 days ago
    Emerald Bay is breathtaking … as is all the scenery there. Thanks for sharing and
    bringing back some pleasant memories.
    737 days ago
  • PAUTCHES1950
    737 days ago
    What a beautiful trip. Your friend was lucky you were there to help. Afib seems to be on the rise and I understand it is often found in athletic types, even triathletes. I hope you did not drive solo - that would take me two days.
    737 days ago
  • TEEMAC1260
    Beautiful pictures!
    737 days ago
    Beautiful pics...thanks for sharing
    737 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/22/2018 3:22:38 PM
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