John Barresi

South Lake Tahoe, NV

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Hi all, time for our first travel update...

Left Portland on Tuesday (5/6/14), stopped overnight with friends Brett and Dianne Morris overnight, then met with our old iQuad teammate JD Fabich in the morning and were inspired to veer east for Lake Tahoe on our way down to San Francisco. :)

Some images from the drive down...

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We finally landed in South Lake Tahoe around 8pm and set up a quick camp at "Campground by the Lake" for a fast grill meal.

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Now I'm awake and TK is snoozing...

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I'm sure she'll be on a bit later to add more story and images, as will I... We should be here one more night, then off to the Bay Area on May 9th.

Love y'all, follow your hearts! ;)

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The minty Coleman stove and picnic table with French press looks like it is staged for a photo shoot!

You guys will see some unreal natural wonders and meet some great folks along the way in your journey.....................have fun and be safe.

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Our route thus far. :)

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Off to look at the lake by daylight, catch you all later!

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Oh God. You're killing me already. I'm going to die of jealousy. At least I'll get to camp for GLKF next week.

This is going to be a really long 6 months for myself. Can't wait for the next update.

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Yep, it's a lake...

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Too bad it's so darned cold, no swimming this time. :/

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Did you get some flying time in? Tough to fly in Tahoe, I hear.

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Beach at Lakeside Marina. :)

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Windy as hell on this beach, probably 14-22 mph... Still early in the trip, not THAT keen to fly right now - eyes open, exploring a bit today.

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Let's Smile Together Tour 2014

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Yep, I couldn't resist a good fly after all. lol

Pro mid-vent, 3-wrap, 35'x90#, got about 35 minutes of footage for later editing. :)

And... What TK did with some of her time:

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Back to camp now, time to chillax.

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Thanks to you both for sharing the pictures. I am so happy to be able to share in your excellent adventure from afar ! Please keep them coming... I have always wanted to make the same trip that you're on. Safe Travels !

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Just realized this is day 3 of 6-ish months to come. lol

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Sketch from Lake Tahoe

Let's Smile Together Tour 2014

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TK is feeling industrious this evening. :)

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Shower is HOT, sun is setting.

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I gotta say those two man tents can get pretty tight after a long weekend campout, but I imagine the weather would be cooperative that you wouldn't be in it except to sleep.

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Wonderful place to take a detour to. Hope it stays dry up there tonight. We got some light rain just now. 2 more days till Rev clinic - I can't wait! :D

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Bit of drizzle overnight, but not too bad and it seems to have stopped now.

And yes, finding this tent to be a little tight - especially in length, I'm 6 foot 3 and am getting my feet / pillow a little wet on the wall condensation.

Time to roust my cutie for packing and the drive into SF, and a whole new forum topic. :)

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Bit of drizzle overnight, but not too bad and it seems to have stopped now.

And yes, finding this tent to be a little tight - especially in length, I'm 6 foot 3 and am getting my feet / pillow a little wet on the wall condensation.

Time to roust my cutie for packing and the drive into SF, and a whole new forum topic. :)

Yes condensation is the worst, especially with two people. Just make sure your vents are fully open and if the weather cooperates, face your tent into the wind in these warm months to get the most airflow to recycle the air and remove condensation. Unzip the top of the door shade for more airflow. Those three season tens can hold a lot of heat when it's over 40F.

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Good morning folks!

We left Lake Tahoe, now heading to San Francisco.

Let's Smile Together Tour 2014

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You need to put a kite in the air in front of scenery like that -- sweeeeet.

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