Monday, October 24, 2016

Drive to the Mountains Day 1

We took off a couple of days and drove up to Lake Tahoe.  Funny thing is we never even stopped to see the lake.  We where focused on the changing colors of Fall and the remnants of last weeks storm.

There where still patches of snow in the high country.

There air was so clean, the lakes so blue and the days where warm.  It was a beautiful trip.

Couldn't get enough of these gorgeous vistas.

We stopped at this rest stop and walked around in the little bit of snow.

This tree was growing right out of a rock.

And this one had a unusual shape.  All twisted and gnarled.

Here I tried out the panorama setting on my phone to include this whole beautiful lake in my picture.

We pulled off on a little road to look for pinecones for the holidays and came across a deserted ski resort called Iron Mountain.  Not much left, most of the buildings are burned down.  Just a few remnants are left of the resort that last operated in the 1990's.  Kind of spooky up there.  But I did find some pretty pinecones so the detour was worth our time.

That night we spent a Lakeside Inn in Tahoe.  We had a great offer, spend the night and receive to prime rib and lobster dinners.  They turned out to be a very nice treat.

Dinner started with a nice salad and bread.  I choose the lemon vinaigrette, it was very tasty.

Next came the prime rib and lobster.  It was enough food I had leftovers for the next day.

And the carrots were so good.  I think this is the first time I have had glazed carrots in a restaurant.  My mother used to make those for special dinners.  Yummy.

After dinner we walked back to our room and shared a nice piece of chocolate cake.

I have been staying at this Inn for many many years and always they have had really good chefs cooking delicious food.

Here was a lonely widow maker standing on a hill.  Widow makers are dead trees that are known to break in high winds, hitting people on the ground and injuring them.  Thus the name window maker.

Happy Travels!

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