Several weeks ago, Jeff and I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Reno, NV. On our way back home, we spent the day stopping along Lake Tahoe. It had been over a decade since we had both been to the area, so we decided to enjoy it as much as we could before we really had to go home.
It was absolutely majestic – even for May, there was lots of snow everywhere. Normally when we go to a new area, Jeff researches everything and has a list of possible places to go or activities to do. This trip, he didn’t do any research, so we just drove around the lake and enjoyed the sights!
You don’t really get to experience how large the lake is unless you drive around it. We drove from Incline Village to South Lake Tahoe… which I guess is about 2/3rds of the perimeter of the lake.
For lunch we took it easy and grabbed some random cheeses and crackers and just relaxed at one of the many lakefront parks.
It made me wish we lived closer, and could do this more often. It probably was one of the best picnic lunches I’ve ever had. At home, we just have small reservoirs that are always overrun and crowded by loud boats. None of them are nearly as pretty!!
My favorite part of the drive was the stop where you can look out over Emerald Bay. The island and castle are fun to look at, but the view from the bay is amazing. It’s this tiny little bump on a huge lake, like a little secret.
We wished we had spent more time in the Tahoe and Truckee area, instead of most of our time in Reno. We almost went back just a few weekends later, but gas prices were at their peak and we decided we’ll go later this summer. I can’t wait!