One highlight of a Tahoe Summer is the Gatsby Festival, a two day event with a variety of activities taking place on the Pope, Baldwin and Heller Estates- the Tallac Historic Site.
|Jenny and I posed with Ranger Megan, our 'boss' from Winter Trek. We hardly recognized her out of her USFS uniform.|
|We gathered on the lawn of the Grand Hall, at the Heller's Valhalla Estate, where tea tables were decorated by Tahoe Heritage Foundation volunteers. Part of the day's excitement was admiring all the creativity.|
|This trio always arrive in style and have become a much anticipated part of the tea. The gal on the right has a new outfit and hat made every year! Gorgeous.|
|This year, I hosted my own table with a great deal of help from Jenny.|
|Gary, Henry and Bob were the butlers and we were well cared for.|
|We were served sweets and savories, 1920s high tea, and bootleg champagne, poured into our tea cups to be discreet. I used my mom's china for the very first time (I inherited it when she died in 1986) adding a rather special component for me.|
|With an ending that seemed very Gatsby-esque, we boated home.|
After being at today's tea, I believe the Tahoe Heritage Foundation captured exactly what Fitzgerald looked to do in his novel. Today was truly extraordinary!