Update. Next Publication is: Under Strange Suns, available digitally August 2015, print version due December 2015, Twilight Times Books.

Lake Tahoe

On the road again. I’m writing from our hotel room in South Lake Tahoe. We drove down Thursday afternoon, stopping in Redding, California where we deposited the HA with her delighted grandmother. (They are currently enjoying a symbiosis wherein the HA gets absolutely spoiled and my mother gets unfettered access to her granddaughter for a couple of days.) Friday we headed east, through the Northern California woods and mountains to Reno, Nevada, where we stopped for lunch at a Brewpub. Then we headed south to Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe possesses the beauty of Crater Lake and ready access to all amenities. My breath was taken, and not because of the altitude. Seriously. Check out these pictures. I’ll wait.

MBW and I spent over a couple hours hiking around the environs of Vikingsholme on Emerald Bay. Stunning. We passed by a Renne Faire on the way back to town and considered stopping. But as several thousand others had apparently already decided to stop we gave it a miss and continued on, encountering the inaugural Tahoe Brewfest. Surprisingly, we were early enough to beat the rush and stopped for lunch and tasters.

We biked a bit, cruising the marina and lake shore. Today begins the slog back home. But well worth the drive, I say. Not bad for a long weekend.

Oh, and it appears I’ve been invited back, once again, as an Orycon panelist. Will these people never learn?