Thursday, February 10, 2011

Yes, this is a REAL sign. We saw this in Utah on the highway south from the Arches National Forest and just had to take a picture of it!

Evidently the deer are so prevalent in the area that they are warning EVERYONE that the deer are into the throes of passion and they are not looking out for cars. Hence the sign.

I love finding quirky signs and sites while traveling. So call me today at 512-805-9500 and I can help you plan your fun trip or getaway. Maybe you will see something fun and make you laugh, too!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lake Tahoe Island

Bet you did not know that Lake Tahoe in Nevada/California has an Island? I was really surprised to find one when touring the area. The name is Fannette Island and it rises 150 feet high. Today there are stone ruins still to be seen but in 1929 there was a stone "castle" built on the island. Mrs. Lora J. Knight built it and called it her "Tea House". The main area was 250 square feet and she had her friends over for tea. I would have enjoyed an invitation to that party!

What fun to dress up, ride in a boat to such a charming destination and have tea with your closest friends! We should all be pampered that way.

I love quirky off the beaten path places and will help you find your perfect spot for a quick getaway or an extended trip. Call today, 512-805-9500.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Winter Getaway to the Snowy Lands

With the newest cold blast arriving today, I realize that some people LIKE the snow and cold. Kind of hard to ski or snowboard without the cold wet stuff.

But at left is a picture of some downtown stores in a charming quirky place in Nevada, Virginia City. The entire town is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has creaky wooden sidewalks and was originally a mining area--and you can still take a mine tour here.

It is located about 1/2 hour from Reno and is not far off the beaten path to Lake Tahoe.

If you will remember the TV show Bonanza (think you can still catch it on TV Land) when the Cartwrights were going to "town" they were always going to Virginia City. Yes, the same place.
It has some fun shops, antique shops, restaurants and the same Western Flavor so you will know you are in the old Wild West.

One fun festival they do once a year is race camels. Yes, I mean those desert animals. One thing on my "bucket list" is to attend these races. I would love to watch all the fun and antics and maybe take a camel ride, as well

So call me today at 512-805-9500 and I can get you up on skis, gambling or having fun at the races!