I cannot believe I forgot to share all of the pictures from my trip to Lake Tahoe. Kim, Cristina, and I all met while we were stationed at Fort Meade in Maryland. Kim’s family is civilian and Cristina’s family is army. That doesn’t matter except that it means Kim is still in MD, while we’ve since moved to Spain and now South Dakota and Cristina has moved to Georgia and now Hawaii, so it’s been a while since we’ve all been together. Two years ago we were talking about meeting when we moved back stateside. So, we tried to pick a place kind of in the middle between MD and HI… and we settled on Las Vegas. We decided not to go there because we couldn’t find a cheap place to stay. We have points in a condo system, and we were able to find a place on Lake Tahoe for a few points, so that’s what we decided to do.
It turned out to be the best time because the weather was warm, especially for October. Cristina has lived in HI too long because she was freezing in the 60-70 degree weather. But we had a great time hiking, eating, and just hanging out. I miss them so much.
I know I’ve said it before, and I guess I’m going to continue to talk about it until I find someone with a solution to the problem, but people in the military don’t have true community. We might find it for months at a time, but that lifelong connection with people, raising your children together, and going through life together just doesn’t happen in the military and it does a huge disservice to the men and women and especially children who have to live this way. I don’t have an answer, but I’m constantly thinking about this and I’m hoping there can be some kind of solution or at least a better way.
Anyway, we had a great time for 3 days and here are some of the pictures… Lake Tahoe is beautiful! It was the first time I had ever been there, and my first time in California!!