Adam Trumble
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April 11, 2014
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Adam Trumble: Remembering my first view of the ‘noble sheet of blue water’

Breath-taking, stunning and magnificent.

Those were some of the words that were thrown around when an acquaintance described Lake Tahoe to me.

She went on to tell me a story about the first time she brought a friend to Lake Tahoe. Her friend, having been born and raised in Michigan was skeptical as they were driving from Sacramento.

He asked her, “Is it great?”

She said it was better than great.

She told me that story two years later while making the same drive with me. It would be that warm July day when I first gazed upon what Mark Twain described as “a noble sheet of blue water.”

Also being born and raised in Michigan, I was hardly ever more than three hours away from one of the five Great Lakes. Spanning nearly 100,000 square miles, the Great Lakes are truly great.

But words couldn’t describe what I was looking at that summer day. We stopped at many vista points as we made our way around the West Shore and down to South Shore.

I realized then I wanted to live in the region. It would be less than six months later when I moved to Carson City.

Shortly after moving there in 2007, it didn’t take long to realize that I was going to spend most of my free time in and around the lake.

Whether it is dining, shopping, hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, swimming, golfing, catching a show or a play, or laying on the beach, Tahoe truly has it all.

And, once you have been here you truly discover Lake Tahoe doesn’t need an adjective in front of it to describe it.

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Karen Jaime, a certified professional coach and graduate of Fowler Wainwright International Institute, is hosting a series of workshops designed to be an avenue for women supporting women.

The self-exploration and mutual support facilitated by Le’Femme Power, presented by Dreamweavers run from 3-4:30 p.m. Sundays. An 8-10 week commitment is necessary.

Jaime said the workshops help women discover who they are and why we are here.

“It is never too late to begin to reinvent yourself, though it may take time to think it through,” she said.

Space is limited. For more information, contact Jaime at 530-416-1396 or macjamesjames@yahoo.com.

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I have just completed my first week here at the Tribune and one of the most common questions I have received is “how do I get something in the paper?”

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Tahoe Daily Tribune editor can be reached at atrumble@tahoedailytribune.com.


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