VIDEO: What’s your favorite thing about Tahoe-Truckee in the summer? |

VIDEO: What’s your favorite thing about Tahoe-Truckee in the summer?

Drew Taylor
Amanda Rhoades / Sierra Sun |

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TRUCKEE, Calif. — This week’s question: What’s your favorite thing about Tahoe-Truckee in the summer?

Here are answers, as asked Monday in Truckee:

Jeanne Shepherd, barista, Truckee: “My favorite thing about summer in particular? Sunrises. A Truckee sunrise … It’s the best way to start a day for sure. And then you get to go into town and everyone’s nice and we get to talk about how awesome the mountains are and how we appreciate life. I actually get to share that with a really wonderful community.”

Michael Daly, San Francisco bartender, Truckee native: “My favorite thing about Tahoe-Truckee in the summer is the endless about of water that we would hopefully have.”

Drew Taylor, barista, Truckee: “I’m going to have to say it’s the sunshine, and livin’ in the mountains, and also the beautiful water that’s around. Just, I mean, the surrounding bodies of water around here. They’re just pure and beautiful.”

Dan Roy, sales manager, San Diego: “Well, this might sound little bit unusual, but since I’ve been coming here since 1965, the favorite things I have are driving up 80 and starting to smell the pine. That just brings back a flood of memories to me. And then the first time you see Donner Lake gets you very excited. I love driving down 89 and getting my first glimpse of the Truckee River. And then my heart just leaps when I see Lake Tahoe. There’s nothing like Lake Tahoe. I’ve travelled extensively and there is no place like Lake Tahoe.”

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