States visited: 49!

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Miles driven so far -
LOOP 1 (Aug 2009 - Aug 2010): 29,000
LOOP 2 (May - August 2012): 10,800

Highest altitude with camper: 11,158ft (I-70, CO)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Lake Tahoe: Thursday, May 20th

I received a shocking phone call from my Dad before breakfast, letting us know that my Mum had passed away a couple of hours earlier. Despite her illness, the horribly debilitating PLS (Primary Lateral Sclerosis), she was not considered to be near death. We were, in fact, quite optimistic that her strength would improve once she received the peg system to aid with feeding and nutrition. However, it obviously wasn’t meant to be and a day after leaving hospital, God called her home. We know she is in a better place, her faith was strong but it is hard for us, left here without her, we will miss her desperately.

Late in the afternoon, we drove up to beautiful Lake Tahoe, it straddles both NV and CA, and we crossed back over the border and spent some time at King Beach. It was a quiet place to reflect on Mum’s life and felt peaceful, gazing out over such an incredibly blue body of water. Dave and I had visited here a couple of times in the past and it never ceases to leave you with a feeling of awe.

As we were driving up, we saw a small number of people out on their skis and boards. All the lifts are closed (sometimes Squaw opens up briefly again over 4th of July weekend) but they were managing somehow. We were quite jealous! It’s funny to have snow covered mountains and sandy beaches within a few miles of each other – another place we wouldn’t mind living in, you know, if we had a spare $2 million lying around somewhere!

1 comment:

Marlene said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mum. My thoughts and prayers are with you.