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Sam and Lissa's Blog 9-9
by Lissa Kreisler,posted Sep 9 2013 9:56AM
I haven’t been to Tahoe in years…..many years.
I admit I am afraid of driving over the Summit on Highway 50.
So haven’t gone since Mike passed away…even years before that.
But I saw this and it really made me smile. Made me remember my parents who loved to go to Tahoe and we did so often as kids. We used to stay at a place near Stateline that I think was called the Red Carpet Inn. Very cheap!!!! Wonder if it’s still there but my Mom would always want to go to Cal-Neva. She was in love with Frank Sinatra. In fact when she grew up in New York she used to cut school all the time to go see him sing. I think she was 14. Getting back to Cal Neva, Frank and Dean Martin co owned it until the gaming people decided Frank shouldn’t own it anymore and for obvious reasons. Somehow it stayed open all of these years, looking ever so rundown. But it’s got new owners and they’re renovating the place…They plan to restore the 219 room, 10 story hotel and 6 thousand square foot casino and bring it back to its ring-a-ding-ding days… and I think that is just great. My Mom is smiling from her grave!!!!