My husband, Paul and I are from Lake Tahoe. We retired on the north shore in 1999 and now live in two homes and spend half a week in each place. Our Tahoe Vista home has a filtered view of the lake which we enjoy from the hot tub on deck. My husband gives history hikes in the area and I volunteer with two horse organizations and a thrift shop. We have two married daughters and four grandchildren (two-4 year olds and two-6 years olds). Our daughters gave birth at the same time so the cousins are just days apart. We take care of each set of grandchildren once a week. Our older daughter lives in Reno and our younger inTruckee. When we are not caregiving we belong to two hiking groups and enjoy kayaking on Lake Tahoe. This summer we will be kayaking and camping half the lake. We are proud to say we have kayaked and camped around Lake Tahoe three times. It is a very peaceful and enjoyable experience.