Monday, June 11, 2007

The Vacation Diaries Continued: Monday, June 4th, 2007

Today we went to Lake Tahoe. I can sum it all up in one word: B-E-A-YOO-TEE-FUL! We took a scenic route, and we really enjoyed the views. We were struck by how suddenly the trees appeared. It went from stark to stunning in the distance of a quarter mile. We stopped several times along the way to take pictures, and then stopped at a small town that had lots of shops and pretty scenes to take in.

We stopped in a Hospice Attic Thrift Store and I found a Lake Tahoe souvenir t-shirt. Thrift stores are a great way to get cheap souvenirs! We had lunch at a place called the Log Cabin, which is famous for their breakfasts. Mike ordered off the lunch menu, but I got an omelet with fresh garlic, ham, and cheddar cheese. It came with an apple muffin and potatoes, and was delicious. Garlic in eggs…genius. Then we spent a little time on the shore of Lake Tahoe, and two Canadian Geese and a Mallard Duck came right up to us, probably hoping to get a handout. After lunch we did some more driving and picture-taking, then headed back to Reno to visit San Rafael State Park. They had an arboretum and botanical garden that was absolutely beautiful. There were rabbits everywhere, and we also saw a woodchuck who let me get close enough to take good pictures.Quite possibly my favorite picture of the whole trip.

Once we were done with that it was too late to head back to our unit, but too early for dinner, so we went to a guitar store to kill some time. They had a wood-paneled acoustic guitar room that Mike enjoyed drooling over. Then we went to a little barbeque place for dinner. It was the first time I wasn’t absolutely blown away by the food here in Reno. It was good, just not great. Overall, it was a great day with breathtaking views.


Anonymous said...

Love duckies vivid orange feet.

Woodchuck or yellow-bellied marmot (also known as a rock-chuck)?

Jacki said...

Are they the same thing? I couldn't figure that one out.