watercolorWEDNESDAY XXXX

August 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

Greetings from Dollar Point, Lake Tahoe!

Sorry for the lack of postings…the Olympics have been a bit of distraction to my painting hobby.  After having the opportunity to travel so much of the world, the Olympics are so fun to cheer for all those countries I visited in the last year.  Ahh I can’t wait another 4 years for the next Summer Games!

So back to Dollar Point.  My sisters and I took a break from the TV and took a sunset walk down to the Lake.  The closer we got the beach, the brighter and more intense the sunset got.  The water looked on fire!

Dollar Point is a large residential area outside Tahoe City along the North Shore of Lake Tahoe.  Many mansions sprinkle the Lake’s coast all with majestic views of the 22 mile long Lake.  The Point was originally part of the Washoe Native American’s territory.  Similar to much of the Golden State, settlers took over and the land was sold many times throughout the 19th century.  In 1927 Mrs. Laura Moore Knight of St. Louis sold the land to San Franciscan Stanley Dollar Sr (hence the name Dollar Point) in order purchase a portion of land and the island at the southwest end of Emerald Bay where she built the famous Scandinavian-inspired mansion, “Vikingsholm.”

Skål!

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