memory miles

Seen on My Walk: Lake Tahoe!

It’s been 35+ years since I’ve been to Lake Tahoe and my memories from that time are vague at best. I recall Ponderosa pines, an enormous vibrant blue lake, big mountains, and some ski runs. Fast forward to early September of this year and I was wowed in the best way!

I was in Tahoe on a combined business/pleasure trip—more of an emphasis on pleasure truth be told. A wedding and the opportunity to spend time with old friends plus the incredible bonus of seeing my daughter took me from Nashville to Tahoe via Salt Lake City, Reno, and a little drive through Nevada. I am (and most likely always will be) amazed at how we can travel across this enormous country in a day. Incredible! Delta Airlines you were fantastic.

My time in Tahoe was too short but the time I had I spent wisely! The best hours were spent walking on the beach with two of my favorite people whom I love dearly and hadn’t seen in seven years! It may seem a small thing but in reality it’s a huge thing. Years from now I’ll remember the feeling of that walk—the joy in being with old friends, the awe I always feel in the presence of natural beauty, the coarse sand underfoot, the wonderful wind off the lake on a hot summer day, and the deliciously cold water. (Yes I did a bit of aggressive “wading”!)

What a wonderful experience to travel across the country, find old friends in a new(ish) place, and create a vital memory. Next time I’m in Tahoe—and there will be a next time—I’ll walk these memory miles with a smile on my face, joy in my heart and soul, and gratitude that something as simple as walking can be so profoundly powerful.

Walking makes life better—get your walk on!

P.S. I’ve shared more photos from my Lake Tahoe walk on the One Million Women Walking FB page. Jump on over and see if you recognize that handsome fellow next to me!