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Holiday Post, with bonus ballet performance
Family Above Lake Donner

We're just coming back from family time up at Lake Donner, near Lake Tahoe.  A friend made a mountain home overlooking the lake available to me and my kids.  We've been skiing and boarding and watching holiday movies, from It's a Wonderful Life to Mixed Nuts.

Another friend sent this short video of an incredible ballet performance that I only wish Tchaikovsky could see.  I wanted to make it available to my blog friends.  Notice the spotter who suddenly appears when safety requires. 
  Here's the link: http://www.nzwide.com/swanlake.htm