Now that the nights are shorter, we need to make the most of them. A very cool event coming up this Friday, June 25, 2010 at 6–10PM is the Full Moon Kayak Tour. They happen every Friday night at the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area, 7010 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148. Paddle onto the lake as the sun goes down, watch a beautiful sunset, and then gaze at the stars and full moon as you glide across the water. You paddle for about two hours before landing on the beach to cap it all off with hot drinks, snacks, and more stargazing. The trips include all kayaking equipment, knowledgeable guides, instruction, natural history and astronomy discussions, and kayak games. Find out more about it and book a tour at tahoeadventurecompany.com/ourtrips/Custom/fullmoonpaddles.
One of my favorite shows is “The Deadliest Catch” on the Discovery Channel. If you watch it on a regular basis, you feel like you get to know the characters personally. These men have one of the most interesting and dangerous jobs imaginable, facing miserable conditions and life threatening decisions on a regular basis. On Thursday, June 24 in Homewood, Ca, you can attend the "The Deadliest Catch" presentation. The Tahoe Maritime Museum hosts Capt. Monte Colburn from “The Deadliest Catch” to share his experiences and views on life at sea and his love for Tahoe. It takes place at 5pm and costs $8 for adults, free for kids under 12. Call (530) 525-9253 for details.
An upcoming event showcases one of my favorite foods, chili. The 2nd Annual Truckee Chili Cook-off will help take the chill off our mild summer days. It’s on Sunday, June 27, 2010 from 11am – 5pm at the Truckee Regional Park, 10500 Brockway Road, Truckee. It’s put on by the Truckee Sunrise Rotary as a community fundraiser with chili tasting, entertainment, food and beverages and many other activities for the whole family. Top chili cooks will compete in categories of restaurants, non-profits and individuals plus best overall. In addition, the People’s Choice award will recognize the chili with the most votes from attendees, and there will be an award for best cooking team theme. You can have unlimited chili tasting with admission, which is $10 for adults, and children under 12 will be admitted free. You can purchase tickets around the area from any Rotarian, at the event and online at www.truckeechilicookoff.org. All proceeds benefit Truckee-North Tahoe programs addressing the needs of youth, economically disadvantaged and elderly, so it's all for a good cause.
The Summer Solstice signals the official beginning of summer. There are so many summer activities in the Tahoe-Truckee area surrounding Olympic Village Inn, there’s no time to waste before the snow returns. Check our blog every week for new ideas, along with our Olympic Village Inn Facebook page. Have a great week!