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.
Me at Talloc historic area
Charlotte at the lake
From my hikes (I did two solo easy hikes, and two easy hikes with Charlotte)
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.