Do you remember the first time you heard someone mention Tahoe? I do. When I finally drove through here en route to San Francisco, I knew right away it was a place I wanted to visit again. What I did not know then was how much I would come to love it. The City by the Bay proved to hold much opportunity, but could not fulfill the desire to connect with the Lake and the surrounding mountains. Alpine vistas invaded my waking dreams, as if a fire had come to life inside.