Tahoe Beach and Ski Club http://tahoebeachandski.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:43:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bicycling is awesome… where did it all begin? http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/09/bicycling-awesome-begin/ http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/09/bicycling-awesome-begin/#respond Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:43:25 +0000 http://tahoebeachandski.com/?p=1659 As fall fast approaches and the warm weather fades, we reminisce about the beautiful summer days and the activities we enjoyed. Bicycling is definitely among them. There is one last weekend in Lake Tahoe with that very activity, the Tahoe Bike Classic. So on that note, we are taking a look at the early history […]

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As fall fast approaches and the warm weather fades, we reminisce about the beautiful summer days and the activities we enjoyed. Bicycling is definitely among them. There is one last weekend in Lake Tahoe with that very activity, the Tahoe Bike Classic. So on that note, we are taking a look at the early history of bicycles.

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Tahoe Bike Classic

The origins of the bicycle are shrouded in mystery. It is not possible to attribute its invention to any single person. Still, what is clear is that the early ancestors of the modern bicycle were in use by the early 1800s.

In 1817, Charles Baron von Drais, of Sauerbrun, devised a front wheel capable of being steered. He also gave it a padded saddle, and an armrest in front of his body, which assisted him in exerting force against the ground. Granted a patent in 1818, he took his Draisienne to Paris, where it was again patented and acquired the name vélocipède, a term that was to continue in use until about 1869 when the word “bicycle” came into use.

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Charles Baron von Drais

 

The velocipede gained rapid popularity in France, and almost immediately migrated to England. There one of its chief exponents was the London coach maker, Denis Johnson. Riding academies were established, and soon many riders were seen on the streets of London. But the pastime declined almost as rapidly as it had risen and after the early 1820s, velocipedes were rarely seen.

In the United States, W. K. Clarkson, Jr. of New York, was granted a patented for a velocipede on June 26, 1819 but it is no longer known what this patent covered for the records were destroyed in the Patent Office fire of 1836. There is no evidence that the sport gained much popularity in the U.S. at the time.

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Velocipede

In 1863, in Paris, an important milepost in velocipede development occurred when pedals were added to the front axle. This happened in the workshop of Pierre Michaux but to this day, it is not certain whether he or his employee, Pierre Lallement, is entitled to the credit. Lallement moved to New Haven, Connecticut and in 1866, he was granted a patent for “improvements in velocipedes.” In 1868, the Hanlon Brothers of New York improved Lallement’s vehicle.

Americans began to show an immense enthusiasm for the velocipede in 1868. Numerous riding schools were established in many eastern cities, and the sport of riding became suddenly popular, especially among the students of Harvard and Yale Universities. However, by the end of May in 1869 the sport was dying because the cycles were heavy and cumbersome. There was no cushioning and the rider had to steer and pedal the same front wheel. Riding a velocipede took a great deal of strength and coordination. Cities also began to pass ordinances against riding on pedestrian sidewalks. Further use and development in the United States remained nearly at a standstill during the 1870s.

By the early 1870s, bicycles and tricycles using wire-spoke wheels were commonly seen, notably in England. James Starley of Coventry introduced the Ariel in 1871, a high-wheeled bicycle with wire spokes that was copied for two decades. This type of cycle, with modifications, gained popularity and later became known as an “Ordinary” in the 1890s.

Americans again became interested in bicycles and began importing machines from England. Albert A. Pope became the first American bicycle manufacturer. In 1878, he began manufacturing bicycles under the trade name “Columbia” in Connecticut.

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Bicycle History

The Ordinary, or high-wheel bicycle, was light weight and fast. But it was also hazardous, since the rider’s center of gravity was only slightly behind the large front wheel and the rider was in danger of taking what came to be called a “header”—flying over the handlebars. Because of the Ordinary’s inherent danger, efforts were made to design a safer bicycle. Some people tried to modify the Ordinary to make it safer, others put their efforts into redesigning the bicycle. The latter path won out as “Safety” bicycles became more popular. These cycles had two small wheels of equal size, a chain driver and gears. Soon after the advent of the Safety bicycle, John Boyd Dunlop patented a pneumatic tire (in both England and the United States). Brakes were also improved in the 1890s. The number of bicycles in use boomed as production rose from an estimated 200,000 bicycles in 1889 to 1,000,000 in 1899.

As you can see, the bicycle we know today had a rough start but we are glad it’s here. So come on up to Tahoe next weekend and enjoy the Tahoe Bike Classic September 27th and 28th.

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The brief history of Yoga Lake Tahoe Style http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/09/history-of-yoga/ http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/09/history-of-yoga/#respond Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:54:56 +0000 http://tahoebeachandski.com/?p=1645 Yoga has become extremely popular in recent years. This weekend in Lake Tahoe “A Yoga & Fitness Experience” is taking place September 12th to 14th. So in honor of this, we are taking a look at a brief History of Yoga Yoga has a long rich history that would take more than this article to […]

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Yoga has become extremely popular in recent years. This weekend in Lake Tahoe “A Yoga & Fitness Experience” is taking place September 12th to 14th. So in honor of this, we are taking a look at a brief History of Yoga

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Center Yourself

Yoga has a long rich history that would take more than this article to explain. So we will give you just a brief overview.  Yoga’s history has many places of obscurity and uncertainty due to its oral transmission of sacred texts and the secretive nature of its teachings. The early writings on yoga were transcribed on fragile palm leaves that were easily damaged, destroyed or lost. The development of yoga can be traced back to over 5,000 years ago but some researchers think that yoga may be up to 10,000 years old.

In ancient times, the desire for greater personal freedom, health and long life, and heightened self-understanding gave birth to this system of physical and mental exercise which has since spread throughout the world. The word Yoga means “to join or yoke together” and it brings the body and mind together into one harmonious experience.

The whole system of Yoga is built on three main structures: exercise, breathing, and meditation. The exercises of Yoga are designed to put pressure on the glandular systems of the body, thereby increasing its efficiency and total health. The body is looked upon as the primary instrument that enables us to work and evolve in the world and so a Yoga student treats it with great care and respect. Breathing techniques are based on the concept that breath is the source of life in the body. The Yoga student gently increases breath control to improve the health and function of both body and mind. These two systems of exercise and breathing then prepare the body and mind for meditation, and the student finds an easy approach to a quiet mind that allows silence and healing from everyday stress. Regular daily practice of all three parts of this structure of Yoga produce a clear, bright mind and a strong, capable body.

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Yoga class on our private beach

While there are over 100 styles of Yoga, some of the more popular include Hatha, Bikram, Bhakti, Vinyasa and Ashtanga. Each has its own style and benefits to you and your body. However, no matter which you choose, each one will improve your health and well-being. Here at Tahoe Beach and Ski Club we offer free Yoga classes on our private beach with Ilene 3 mornings a week for our guests. So come on up to Tahoe and Namaste the Day Away.

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Lake Tahoe Marathon… it is more than just for runners http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/09/lake-tahoe-marathon/ http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/09/lake-tahoe-marathon/#respond Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:00:46 +0000 http://tahoebeachandski.com/?p=1630 The Lake Tahoe Marathon is a premier, 3-day running festival, attracting thousands of athletes and visitors each year. There are several events offered including both half and full marathons on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as bike races, a triple marathon and even a super-triple marathon (one 26.2-mile marathon each day for two days, […]

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The Lake Tahoe Marathon is a premier, 3-day running festival, attracting thousands of athletes and visitors each year. There are several events offered including both half and full marathons on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as bike races, a triple marathon and even a super-triple marathon (one 26.2-mile marathon each day for two days, plus a 72-mile ultra-marathon on the third day). Golfing, running, walking, kayaking, relay and kids’ events are also offered, making the Lake Tahoe Marathon unique among U.S. races of its kind in the sheer scale and number of events going on simultaneously during the weekend.

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Sand Harbor

The site for the event is the beautiful shores of California’s Lake Tahoe on the state’s eastern border with Nevada which provides plenty of scenic terrain for the weekend’s race events. The half-marathon takes runners from the city streets of Lake Tahoe downhill for the first two miles, then on an uphill climb. After the hill, the course follows rolling terrain for the next few miles, and includes sights such as Eagle Falls and Inspiration Point, famous for its scene in the Meg Ryan movie, City of Angels.

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Kids Super Hero Fun Run

After about a mile and a half of rolling terrain along the top of the hill, the next several miles of the course are all downhill along the area bike trail, and takes runners over Taylor Creek Bridge toward the finish, and along the water’s edge through the Pope and Valhalla Historical Estates. The finish line is at Tahoe’s Pope Beach, where cold water await all runners who cross the finish line.

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Pope Beach

With such a huge set of events for the weekend, race organizers add that they welcome anyone who wants to participate in the Lake Tahoe half marathon in any way they wish — so the race is open to runners, walkers and joggers alike. So come on up and enjoy one of Lake Tahoe’s final summer events September 12-14. See you soon!

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How did our beautiful Lake Tahoe come to be… http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/08/beautiful-lake-tahoe-come/ http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/08/beautiful-lake-tahoe-come/#respond Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:00:02 +0000 http://tahoebeachandski.com/?p=1588 Lake Tahoe is so beautiful and serene and we all appreciate it’s magic. Yet how much do we know about it? The history of Lake Tahoe is said to begin with the lake’s “discovery” by Captain John C. Fremont. Fremont and his guide, Kit Carson, first saw the lake from Carson Pass February of 1844. […]

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Lake Tahoe is so beautiful and serene and we all appreciate it’s magic. Yet how much do we know about it? The history of Lake Tahoe is said to begin with the lake’s “discovery” by Captain John C. Fremont. Fremont and his guide, Kit Carson, first saw the lake from Carson Pass February of 1844. Of course, the indigenous Washoe tribe’s territory surrounded the lake. In fact, the name “Tahoe” is an English mispronunciation and evolution of their name for the lake translated as “edge of lake.” Over the years other names were applied to the lake, with considerable controversy, until Lake Tahoe was finally adopted officially in 1945.

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Captain John C. Fremont

In the 1850’s the California Gold Rush and other attractions resulted in heavy wagon train traffic through what is now known as Highway 50. Back then when wagon traffic was so heavy, the route was called the Roaring Road. Today Highway 50, passing over Echo Summit, is the preferred route for visitors driving from Sacramento or the Bay Area to South Lake Tahoe. Interstate 80 is the more direct route taken to Donner Pass, Truckee, and the ski areas west of the lake.

In 1858, the Comstock Lode, a silver strike in Virginia City, Nevada, just 24 miles east of the lake, brought miners to the area. Much of the forest surrounding the lake was logged for use in and around the mines between 1858 and 1890. Tahoe City was founded in 1864 and soon became a resort community and recreational destination, primarily for miners from Virginia City. For the first half of the 20th century, Lake Tahoe development consisted of vacation homes built by the rich. Vikingsholm Castle, Ehrman Mansion, Thunderbird Lodge, and the Tallac Resort, are some of the better known historic sites from this era. The middle class discovered the lake in the 1920’s, casinos began opening on the Nevada side of the lake in the 1940’s and ski resorts began appearing in earnest in the 1950’s.

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Vikingsholm Castle on Emerald Bay

The Winter Olympics were held in Squaw Valley in 1960, resulting in a building boom encouraged by the completion of the four lane I-80. In 1968, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency was formed to ensure that ongoing development preserved the principal attractions of the region, all of which depend on the health of the natural environment.

The 21st century finds the Lake Tahoe Basin to be a combination of recreational, commercial and residential areas surrounded by magnificent wilderness. Thousands flock for the myriad of festivities and events held all year long at various venues throughout Tahoe including the four state parks and national forests surrounding the lake. Yet, just a few feet from the hustle and bustle, the magnificent environment enfolds visitors in nature as the beauty of the lake’s arctic blue waters remains crystalline clear. Come up and see for yourself today.

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The Truth behind the History of Labor Day http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/08/truth-history-labor-day/ http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/08/truth-history-labor-day/#respond Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:47:58 +0000 http://tahoebeachandski.com/?p=1572 With Labor Day Weekend fast approaching, we thought it would be fun to look into the history of Labor Day. Basically stated, Labor Day, which is the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national […]

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With Labor Day Weekend fast approaching, we thought it would be fun to look into the history of Labor Day. Basically stated, Labor Day, which is the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

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Lake Tahoe Labor Day Weekend Activities

More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers. Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”

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Peter J. McGuire

Peter McGuire was a young, though well-respected, union leader. A child of immigrants, he quit school at an early age to go to work. In 1881, he founded the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, which would become the largest trade union of the time. Later, McGuire would join with his friend, Samuel Gompers, to found the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Through the AFL and the Carpenters, McGuire led the great strikes of 1886 and 1890, which would eventually result in the adoption of the eight-hour workday on the nation’s agenda.

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Samuel Gompers

However, Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. In the 1870s, Matthew Maguire led several strikes, most of which were intended to force the plight of manufacturing workers and their long hours into the public consciousness. By 1882, Maguire had become the secretary of and a leading figure in the Central Labor Union of New York.

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Matthew Maguire

According to the New Jersey Historical Society, after President Cleveland signed into law the creation of a National Labor Day, The Paterson (N.J.) Morning Call published an opinion piece entitled, “Honor to Whom Honor is Due,” which stated that “the souvenir pen should go to Alderman Matthew Maguire of this city, who is the undisputed author of Labor Day as a holiday.” This editorial also referred to Maguire as the “Father of the Labor Day holiday.”

So why has Matthew Maguire been overlooked as the “Father of Labor Day”? According to The First Labor Day Parade, by Ted Watts, Maguire held some political beliefs that were considered fairly radical for the day and also for Samuel Gompers and his American Federation of Labor. Allegedly, Gompers did not want Labor Day to become associated with the sort of “radical” politics of Matthew Maguire, so in a 1897 interview, Gompers’ close friend Peter J. McGuire was assigned the credit for the origination of Labor Day.

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First Labor Day Parade

What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

In 1884, the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations and, in 1885, Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

No matter which person you choose to honor as the founder, it is safe to say we are happy to celebrate this traditional American holiday as we say goodbye to the last days of summer. With so many things to do in Lake Tahoe for Labor Day (Sample the Sierra, Fireworks Extravaganza, Eagles at Harvey’s Outdoor Arena, Tahoe Geotourism Expo, Sternwheeler Race), you will definitely be celebrating the end of summer with a bang! We still have a few rooms available so call us today at 530-541-6220 to book your stay and head up to Tahoe for a beautiful holiday this Labor Day Weekend!

 

 

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Tahoe Geotourism Expo… Say what? http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/08/tahoe-geotourism-expo-say/ http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/08/tahoe-geotourism-expo-say/#respond Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:00:56 +0000 http://tahoebeachandski.com/?p=1563 What is the Tahoe Geotourism Expo? The sustainable Tahoe Geotourism Expo is an annual multi-day event featuring health and fitness, green technology, and clean transit hosted by local residents.  The annual Expo provides geotourism activities and adventures that demonstrate how visitors can enrich their connection to the region, while maintaining Lake Tahoe’s water clarity and […]

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What is the Tahoe Geotourism Expo? The sustainable Tahoe Geotourism Expo is an annual multi-day event featuring health and fitness, green technology, and clean transit hosted by local residents.  The annual Expo provides geotourism activities and adventures that demonstrate how visitors can enrich their connection to the region, while maintaining Lake Tahoe’s water clarity and increasing economic prosperity. Cool right!

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Tahoe Geotourism Expo 2014

The Expo takes place on August 30th & 31st of Labor Day weekend and this year celebrates the Eight Worlds of Tahoe: sky, water, land, wildlife, plants, culture, community and heritage. Some of the activities and adventures include paddleboard yoga, kayak tours, wildlife viewing, Washoe cultural ceremonies, water science demos, and heritage hikes.

There are several venues where all the fun will happen:

North Shore: Sand Harbor
Sat 8am to 2pm at Sand Harbor Shakespeare Theater

South Lake: Lakeview Commons
Sat 3pm to 9pm

West Shore, North Shore, Truckee and Carson Valley
Sun 8am to 3pm

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Tahoe Expo Center Stage Tickets

ALL VENUES ARE ACCESSIBLE BY BUS, BOAT, BIKE, KAYAK, WATER TAXI – a critical part of this demonstration. For more information about participating in this exciting sustainable weekend at Lake Tahoe, please visit www.tahoeexpo.com.

All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend this family friendly event. It will be an exciting weekend along with the many other activities here in Lake Tahoe this Labor Day Weekend. We still have a few rooms available so call us today at 530-541-6220 to book your stay and head up to Tahoe for a fantastic time this Labor Day Weekend! See you soon!

 

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The History of Fireworks as we know it http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/08/history-of-fireworks/ http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/08/history-of-fireworks/#respond Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:58:20 +0000 http://tahoebeachandski.com/?p=1541 Lake Tahoe is known for having one of the country’s most spectacular Fourth of July fireworks displays according to NBC Today. But did you know about the Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Extravaganza? In fact, CNN has featured Lake Tahoe as one of the 8 Best Labor Day Weekend Getaways. With all the excitement and festivities […]

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Lake Tahoe is known for having one of the country’s most spectacular Fourth of July fireworks displays according to NBC Today. But did you know about the Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Extravaganza? In fact, CNN has featured Lake Tahoe as one of the 8 Best Labor Day Weekend Getaways. With all the excitement and festivities of Labor Day Weekend in Tahoe just around the corner, we thought a little history of fireworks was in order.

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Labor Day Fireworks

Many people associate fireworks with Independence Day, but their original use was in New Year’s celebrations. Do you know how fireworks were invented? Legend tells of a Chinese cook who accidentally spilled saltpeter into a cooking fire, producing an interesting flame.

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What is Saltpeter?

Saltpeter, an ingredient in gunpowder, was used as a flavoring salt sometimes. The other gunpowder ingredients, charcoal and sulfur, also were common in early fires. Though the mixture burned with a pretty flame in a fire, it exploded if it was enclosed in a bamboo tube.

This serendipitous invention of gunpowder appears to have occurred about 2000 years ago, with exploding firecrackers produced later during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) by a Chinese monk named Li Tian, who lived near the city of Liu Yang in Hunan Province. These firecrackers were bamboo shoots filled with gunpowder. They were exploded at the commencement of the New Year to scare away evil spirits.

Much of the modern focus of fireworks is on light and color but loud noise (known as “gung pow” or “bian pao”) was desirable in a religious firework since that was what frightened the spirits away. By the 15th century, fireworks were a traditional part of other celebrations, such as military victories and weddings. The Chinese story is well-known, though it is possible fireworks really were invented in India or Arabia.

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Disneyland in California

Many fireworks are made in much the same way today as they were hundreds of years ago. Of course there have been modifications as with any invention when technology gets involved. Modern fireworks may include designer colors that were not available in the past. In 2004, Disneyland in California starting launching fireworks using compressed air rather than gunpowder. Electronic timers were used to explode the shells. That was the first time the launch system was used commercially, allowing for increased accuracy in timing (so shows could be put to music) and reducing smoke and fumes from big displays.

No matter what the history of fireworks we can all agree that, when safely used, fireworks are fun and beautiful and enjoyed by all. We still have a few rooms available so call us today at 530-541-6220 to book your stay and head up to Tahoe for a beautiful show this Labor Day Weekend!

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Sample the Sierra… Divine and Delicious http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/07/sample-the-sierra/ http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/07/sample-the-sierra/#respond Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:00:29 +0000 http://tahoebeachandski.com/?p=1533 Sample the Sierra … sounds divine right? CNN thinks so. They featured Lake Tahoe and specifically noted Sample the Sierra as one of the 8 best Labor Day weekend getaways in the US. This year is the 5th annual Sample the Sierra Festival on Sunday, August 31st from 12 pm to 5 pm in Bijou […]

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Sample the Sierra … sounds divine right? CNN thinks so. They featured Lake Tahoe and specifically noted Sample the Sierra as one of the 8 best Labor Day weekend getaways in the US. This year is the 5th annual Sample the Sierra Festival on Sunday, August 31st from 12 pm to 5 pm in Bijou Community Park. This popular farm-to-fork festival highlights the amazing wine, food and talent present in El Dorado County. Vendors, wineries, restaurants, chefs and artists showcase the best of their abilities in this day-long event that includes a cooking contest between local chefs and live music.

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Sample the Sierra

 

This festival is a collaborative effort between TahoeChamber.org, Tahoe South and El Dorado County. The festival aims to build flourishing partnerships within the County as well as promoting its geotourism assets.

Sample the Sierra is just the frosting on the cake of Labor Day weekend. Help us kick off the Labor Day weekend on Friday August 29th at a Pop-Up dinner and documentary under the stars in the Lake Tahoe Community College Demonstration Garden. Chef Stephen Moise will prepare a special menu featuring locally sourced ingredients that are sure to delight the senses. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Let It Grow!, a Growing Domes project from Sierra House Mountain Academy.

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Let it Grow!

Then join us on Saturday, August 30th on a special Farm-to-Fork bus tour of Apple Hill! This tour will feature local producers and wineries for an experience unique to El Dorado County. We’ll visit Rainbow Orchards in Camino then continue on to Madrona Vineyards where oenophiles and new wine enthusiasts will be thrilled for the chance to blend wine with one of the most celebrated winemakers of the Sierra Foothills’ AVA – Paul Bush.

Early bird tickets are $30 if you purchase them by Friday, August 1st. After that they are $40 each. You can purchase your tickets at Eventbrite.com. We will see you soon in Lake Tahoe where there is ALWAYS something fun going on.

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This is it! The Finale of the Must Have Packing Lists! http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/07/must-have-packing-list/ http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/07/must-have-packing-list/#respond Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:00:11 +0000 http://tahoebeachandski.com/?p=1512 Part Four: The coveted must have packing list #2: Here is the conclusion of our ultimate MUST HAVE packing lists so nothing is left behind. We have covered just about everything except the kitchen sink! Read on and we will see you soon at Tahoe Beach and Ski Club.   Family Snow Trip (It is […]

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Part Four: The coveted must have packing list #2: Here is the conclusion of our ultimate MUST HAVE packing lists so nothing is left behind. We have covered just about everything except the kitchen sink! Read on and we will see you soon at Tahoe Beach and Ski Club.

 

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Fun Snow Facts for Kids

Family Snow Trip (It is right around the corner…)

Toiletries

See last week’s blog!

Clothes (adult/kid)

__ underwear (1/day) __ socks (1 pair/day) __ long-sleeved shirts (1/day) __ pants/jeans (3 max)

__ sweater/sweatshirt (2 max) __ fleece __ snow/winter boots __ swimsuit (if pool available)

Accessories

__ sunglasses __ belts/scarves __ jewelry/watch

Clothes (baby/toddler)

see baby/toddler packing list below

__ onesies (1/day + 2 extra) __ outfits (1/day + 2 extra) __ socks (1 pair/day)

__ boots __ jacket

Snow Essentials

__ gloves/mittens __ hat __ neck gaiter (preferable to scarf) __ goggles

__ warm ski socks __ toe + hand warmers __ ski jacket __ snow pants

Ski/Snowboard Equipment (unless renting)

__ skis/snowboard __ poles __ boots __ helmets

Sleep

__ pajamas __ stuffed animal/doll/blankie

Gadgets

see parent’s carry-on packing lists below

see kids’ carry-on packing lists below

__ walkie talkies __ extra batteries

Handy Take-Alongs

__ universal sink/tub stopper __ extra power strip __ extra gallon-size Ziploc bags

__ carabiners (spring-clip rings) __ small flashlight/headlamps __ corkscrew

Parents Carry-on List

Personal Essentials

__ wallet __ cell phone + charger __ house/car keys

Travel Docs

__ passports/kids’ birth certificates __ airline tickets/e-tickets __ itinerary/confirmation info

__ driving directions __ membership/rewards cards __ photocopy of prescriptions

Important Phone Nos.

__ travel agent/booking site __ airline/hotel __ car/health insurance __ credit cards

__ doctors/pediatrician

Health & Safety

__ snacks for family __ hand sanitizer __ pain relievers/allergy meds __ prescription meds

Toiletries

__ eyeglasses/contact lenses __ brush/comb __ moisturizer/lip balm __ basic makeup

Entertainment

__ reading material __ MP3/iPod/tablet + charger __ book light __ headphones

Electronics

__ digital camera + charger __ video camera + charger

For Preschooler

__ several “surprise” activities __ printable travel games

For Baby/Toddler

__ diapers/wipes/changing pad __ food/formula/snacks/drinks __ 1 extra baby outfit

__ 1 extra t-shirt for you __ activities/books for baby

Handy to Have

__ several Ziploc bags (gallon, quart) __ carabiners (spring-clip rings)

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Shhh…

Baby or Toddler List

Diaper Bag

__ diapers (5/day + 2 extra) __ baby wipes __ diaper rash cream __ changing pad

__ disposable diaper bags

Feeding

__ formula/baby food __ bottles/sippy cups __ baby utensils __ baby bowls/containers

Gear

__ car seat __ lightweight stroller __ baby carrier/sling __ portable crib/playpen

__ portable clip-on high chair

Clothes

__ onesies (1/day + 2 extra) __ outfits (1/day + 2 extra) __ socks (1 pr/day) __ sandals/shoes

__ sweatshirt/sweater __ jacket

Bath and Sleep

__ see toiletry packing list __ pacifiers __ pajamas __ stuffed animal/doll/blankie __ baby books

__ CD/MP3 player + soft music __ crib sheets/bedding __ waterproof crib mattress pad

Pool/Beach

__ 2 swimsuits __ swim diapers __ water wings/life vest __ inflatable baby pool __ beach toys

Gadgets

__ baby monitor

Handy Take-Alongs

__ universal sink/tub stopper __ extra gallon-size Ziploc bags __ carabiners (spring-clip rings)

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For the older ones…

Kids (ages 4-7) List

Health & Safety

__ snacks __ water bottle __ chewing gum (for takeoff/landing) __ packet of tissues

__ sweatshirt/light sweater

Entertainment

__ 1 or 2 favorite books __ stuffed animal/doll/blankie __ small, quiet toy

__ game console + charger __ headphones __ printable travel games

__ activity book/sketchpad/crayons __ book light/headlamp

Older Kids (8+) List

Personal Essentials

__ wallet/souvenir money __ cell phone

Health & Safety

__ snacks __ water bottle __ chewing gum (for takeoff/landing) __ hand sanitizer

__ packet of tissues __ sweatshirt/light sweater

Toiletries

__ eyeglasses/contact lenses __ brush/comb __ hair clips __ moisturizer/lip balm

Entertainment

__ reading material __ MP3/iPod/tablet + charger __ game console + charger

__ book light/headlamp __ headphones __ printable travel games __ deck of cards

__ journal/notebook + pen __ sketchpad + pencils/crayons

Other Electronics

__ digital camera + charger __ video camera + charger

Handy to Have

__ several Ziploc bags (gallon, quart) __ carabiners (spring-clip rings)

 

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Part Three: The coveted packing list: We have covered preparing for vacation and included some great packing tips. Now, we offer to you the ultimate packing list with all the MUST HAVE items so nothing is left behind. This week the basics… Next week… you will have to wait and see!

 

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Toiletries

Toiletries

 Hygiene

__toothbrush/toothpaste/floss

__ glasses/contacts/supplies

__ brush/comb

__ makeup

__ cleanse

__ shaving supplies

__ small shampoo + conditioner

__ small moisturizer

__ deodorant

__ feminine hygiene items

__ hand sanitizer

__ extra gallon-size Ziploc bag

Baby/Toddler

__ diaper rash cream

__ baby bath/shampoo

__ denture cleansing tablets*

Medical

__ aspirin/pain relief

__ children’s aspirin/pain relief

__ allergy/cold meds

__ vitamins

__ basic first-aid kit

Pool/Beach

__ sunscreen

__ sunburn cream

__ lip balm

__ baby powder**

__ ear plugs/ear drops

The Great Outdoors

__ sunscreen

__ bug spray

__ lip balm

__ small packet of tissues

Ski /Snow

__ sunscreen

__ lip balm

__ small packet of tissues

 

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Beach Vacation

Beach Vacation

Clothes (adult/kid)

__ underwear (1/day)

__ socks (1 pair/day)

__ shirts/tops (1/day + 1 extra)

__ 1 pair pants/jeans/capris

__ shorts/skorts (3 max)

__ skirts/dresses (2 max)

__ light sweater/sweatshirt

__ sandals/flip flops/water shoes

__ sneakers

Accessories

__ sunglasses

__ sun hat

__ scarf/sarong

__ jewelry/watch

__ belt

Clothes (baby/toddler)

__ onesies (1/day + 2 extra)

__ outfits (1/day + 2 extra)

__ socks (1 pair/day)

__ sandals/shoes

Sports/Workout

__ sports undergarments

__ shorts/bottoms (2 max)

__ tops/t-shirts/tanks (2 max)

__ sneakers/running shoes

Pool/Beach

__ 2 swimsuits/person

__ beach cover-ups

__ swim diapers for baby/toddler

__ swim goggles

__ water wings/life vest

__ tote bag

__ towels

__ large blanket

__ folding lounge/beach chairs

__ pool/beach toys

__ extra gallon-size Ziploc bags

Sleep

__ pajamas

__ stuffed animal/doll/blankie

Gadgets

__ walkie talkies

__ extra batteries

Handy Take-Alongs

__ universal sink/tub stopper

__ small flashlight/headlamps

__ corkscrew

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Road Trip!

Family Road Trip

Before You Go

__ fill gas tank

__ check oil

__ tire pressure

__ windshield fluid

__ car registration up-to-date

__ car insurance up-to-date

__ recharge cell phone

__ recharge bluetooth headset

Driver/Navigator

__ driving directions + map/GPS

__ change for tollbooths

__ sunglasses

__ hat/visor

Cooler/Picnic Bag

__ water/drinks

__ portioned snacks in Ziplocs

__ napkins

__ extra Ziplocs

__ garbage bag for waste

Entertainment

__ printable travel games

__ DVD player + DVDs

__ CD player + audio books

__ headphones

Health & Safety

__ glasses/contact lenses/supplies

__ adult pain reliever

__ children’s pain reliever

__ motion sickness remedy/bags

__ allergy meds

__ basic first-aid kit

Rest Stop Fun

__ jump rope

__ frisbee

__ baseball gloves + ball

__ sidewalk chalk

Baby/Toddler

__ diapers/wipes/changing pad

__ food/formula/snacks/drinks

__ baby bottles/sippy cups

__ bibs/spoons

__ 1 extra onesie/t-shirt

__ 1 extra baby outfit

__ 1 extra t-shirt for you

__ car activities/books for baby

Handy Take-Alongs

__ extra gallon-size Ziploc bags

__ container of disposable wipes

__ kitchen-size garbage bags

__ carabiners (spring-clip rings)

Make sure to check in next week for the rest of the ultimate MUST HAVE packing lists!

 

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