by Mandeep Gaygoat
Laundry day is here, so an early morning trip (7am) to Mr Suds, the laundry in South Lake Tahoe.
Even though we are only traveling for three weeks, it is still best to travel lightly.
Back at the hotel I said to Sangeet we need to figure out where to eat. Sangeet suggested checking happy cow for vegan restaurants, I was surprised to find one:
Simple Bliss Vegan Cafe
2540 Lake Tahoe Blvd. #7
Located in the Swiss Chalet Village
South Lake Tahoe
t: +1 530 542 1474
e: [email protected]
Pictures of the restaurant
Dare you try the chilli sauce?!
Vegan and gluten free French toast
Negotiating the burger!
The meals were fantastic. Simple Bliss Cafe is a great vegan restaurant. All the dishes can also be made gluten free.
We will be back to Simple Bliss Cafe….
Afterwards we drove through downtown and stopped at the beach. It was a few minutes walk from the busy end of the beach, here we took some yoga pictures for class posters etc.
The quiet side of the beach
Kundalini yoga pose
The busier side of the beach
Beautiful clear water
Walkway next to the beach, here you have access to seating and barbecues
We then drove to the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, stopping off at various vista points
Logan Shoals Vista a fantastic vista point to take photographs. There is parking available and a short walk to the vista point.
Our roadside snack
The views of Lake Tahoe seems to be better from the Nevada side, maybe it seems that way as it is very sunny today.
Driving along with marvellous views of the lake. We also stopped at Memorial Point and took a short walk along the lakeshore.
Sangeet made her way to the top of this waterfall, by hanging onto trees!!
We drove full circle around Lake Tahoe today.
For dinner, back to Bliss Cafe
The drinks are amazing and worth trying
On the menu there is more then just the burger, honest!
Cheesecake, made out of cashew, it was so yummy!!
Back at the hotel we relaxed in the common area
We watched ‘The Blind Side’. The Blind Side is a 2009 American semi-biographical sports drama film. It is written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. The storyline features Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. The film follows Oher from his impoverished upbringing, through his years at Wingate Christian School (a fictional representation of Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, Tennessee), his adoption by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, to his position as one of the most highly coveted prospects in college football, then finally becoming a first round pick in the NFL by the Baltimore Ravens .
So wrapped up with technology, at one point I was using the laptop, iPad and iPhone whilst watching the movie!
I truly recommend watching this movie, a fantastic and heart warming story!
by Mandeep Gaygoat
According to the guide books Fort Bragg is the ugly sister of Mendocino. As one lady from Mendocino described Fort Bragg “it is more red neck then Mendocino!” So we decided to drive to this red neck town!! Once we arrived there it was a nice town with the usual chains CVS, McDonald’s!
As soon as we entered there was a botanical garden which Sangeet wanted to go to, I did not like the idea and thought it would be boring. It actually turned out to be really good, there were some places I found funny, like the meadow, should have been called dead meadow! Suppose just the wrong season, just trying to make a cheap joke! The lady who was behind e counter looked like one of the ladies to Golden Girls (old comedy, damn I am showing my age!!)
We parked the car on the Main Street and went to a vegan and raw cafe called Living Light Cafe 301 North Main Street in Fort Bragg, CA,USA. The food was fantastic and VERY healthy, I think this is the most healthiest I have eaten since the immersion!
In the same location we saw a yoga studio advertising Kundalini yoga classes, how nice.
Whilst eating our late lunch, we saw a couple of ladies registering students for a living well course, this course trains you on cooking healthy raw foods, not sure cooking and raw go in the same sentence! One lady registered and a man from the living well company approached her and said welcome to the living well family, she had a huge grin…it made me wonder, do we need the urge to feel that we are part of a family? It is a bit like the immersion, they told us we are part of the KRI family, what does that actually mean….does it mean you can go to another city/country and find a KRI teacher and say hey I am also a teacher we are family, can I stay at your house?!?!? If it does please let me know….do not know why we are spending money on motels!
Anyway, back to the ladies registering, I noticed the sign saying “the raw revolution” – achieve permanent weight loss! One of the ladies was hugely overweight, not sure she was a good advertisement?! The cafe was situated in an old building called The Union Timber Company Store Building, once you got your food you sat in the open area, which is very nice as you can see the people walking past or on this day registering for the course. Also the staff at the cafe are trained at the institute of gourmet raw cuisine.
by Mandeep Gaygoat
A great start to the day I taught my first kundalini yoga lesson, to Sangeet and Gurrinder. I was pretty confident and
enjoyed loved teaching! We did the basic spinal reflex.
Afterwards we got ready and headed over to Gurrinder’s dental practice in Tracy. It is a big practice with 7 staff.
by Mandeep Gaygoat
We walked over to Siri Vishnu’s office, as he is going go give us a lift go their house. On the way we walked through Madison Square Garden. A nice pleasant park, then we headed towards The Empire State building. Boy that building is tall!
Also met this chap telling me off!