My family took an annual trip to Lake Tahoe nearly every Summer of my childhood. A few Summer's ago I tagged along with my brother's family and we re-created a few of the old shots.
The first pair were taken on the front deck of the cabin we always stayed at which was owned by my Dad's business partner, Ron. The top shot is from 1978, bottom 2002:
The area around the cabin had been wide open in the 70's...The neighborhood had filled in considerably by our return. We used to ride 3-wheelers out on the open sand around the cabin.
The second brace was taken in front of a Wells Fargo monument located along Highway 88 heading East towards Jackson, CA. Highway 88 was one of the two routes we alternated on when making the journey to South Lake Tahoe, the other being Highway 50. The top shot is from 1974, bottom 2002:
Though many years had passed, revisiting these youthful places brought back the old times as if new again. The familial connections made over time via shared places and concurrent experience are forged of strong material indeed...
Until next time ---