George Whittell Jr., the scion of two prominent and wealthy Gold Rush-era families, was known to San Franciscans of an earlier age for a number of eccentricities, such as collecting exotic animals and driving his open-air roadster around town with his pet lion, Bill, as his co-pilot.
Instead of a store-bought card and a handful of roses, why not treat Mom to some delightful comestibles and luxurious pampering this Sunday? And what better place to treat Mother on her day than along or near the shores of Lake Tahoe?
That annual environmental education event known as the Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival sets up camp in the Village at Squaw Valley on Saturday, April 21.
The celebration, which takes place from 11 am to 5 pm and is open to the public, is a community-sponsored event that gives participants an opportunity to learn about recycling and composting, alternative energy, sustainability, watershed and forest health and reducing ecological footprints.
Thinking about a Tahoe getaway and already wishing you could stay longer? Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is making it oh-so-easy to stretch your budget.
They’re adding a free night to multi-night stays, plus free daily breakfast for two. And there are so many more reasons to check in at the Hyatt. Here's a partial checklist:
- Three restaurants, including Lone Eagle Grille, a foodie favorite right on the 500-foot-long private resort beach (the only one at the lake)
With spring officially here -- although a quick check outside the window might indicate otherwise -- it's time for the Tahoe-area skiers and snowboarder to get into their vernal vibes and party hearty until the bull wheels stop spinning.
The winter that took its time getting here now won't seem to go away.
It's never too early to think about next year's ski and snowboard season, especially in light of the inspiring powder dumping that took place last week (and is slated to continue this weekend).
Tahoe area resorts are already offering deals on 2012-13 season passes.