Monday, October 17, 2011

Lake Tahoe!!!

OK, this post is a bit late but I've been busy since I got back from out of town.  More on that next time.  For now, I just wanted to squish in a post about the day trip The Brain and I took while we were in Reno.

 On Thursday, our last full day in Reno, The Brain decided to blow off the conference (nothing much was relevant to his work that day) and the two of us drove down to Lake Tahoe to take in the scenery.  I had never been before, and all I knew about the area beforehand was that it was beautiful, and that a lot of wealthy people have cabins there.

The reality is that it is beautiful, but those aren't cabins.  The homes built along the sides of this lake are enormous and impressive and honestly, more house than one really needs.  I mean, I grew up in a family of 12 kids and I'm pretty sure there would be enough space for all of us and then some.

One of the fun parts of the day was all the snow.  Big, fluffy, sticky snow was falling all day.  One of the main roads into the lake was blocked off and we had to take an alternate route.  I'm really glad we got new tires put on the car a few weeks ago because I would not have felt very safe on the mountain passages with the old ones. 

It was a very quiet day, partly because it was the middle of the week and partly because the weather was colder than expected.  We drove all the way around the lake, stopping at scenic viewpoints to pop out of the car and nab a few shots and then pop back in to warm up again.  My camera ran out of batteries so most of the shots were taken with my iPhone (and honestly, you can't really tell the difference).

So here you go: a few peaceful shots of a beautiful trip.  It really made me wish I could snuggle up in a cabin near the shores of Lake Tahoe on a misty winter day like this, knitting and sipping hot chocolate.  Hey Peter, maybe we can make a trip one of these years?


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous pictures. Welcome to "my" California/Nevada. Some parts of both are truly awe inspiring. Hope you, the Brain and Jonathan enjoyed the trip.
Linda B.

Jacey said...

Looks incredible! I'm glad you were able to get away from the hotel room, although I bet you got a lot of knitting done!

Cookie said...

Isn't it lovely up there? :D I'm so glad you were able to enjoy it.

Yarndude said...

Oh my god, that's amazing! Yes please let's take a trip there! My knitting is already packed. :-P