Weekend Get Away to Lake Tahoe and Reno

Nevada shore of Lake Tahoe around the barge li...

Nevada shore of Lake Tahoe around the barge line and terminus of the flume (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This past weekend I took a road trip to the Lake Tahoe region.  I say region because I drove around Lake Tahoe.  On my driving extravaganza I spent the night in Reno.  I have to say the views and majestic beauty of Lake Tahoe is breath-taking.  This I could see by driving highway 89, winding my way around the lake.  I took the time to stop at the vista points set up for tourist like myself.

While in Reno I stayed at the Silver Legacy Casino.  The hotel was nice and like many casinos it was a complex that you could walk around which was nice because it was in the upper 90’s outside.  There was a BBQ festival or some such thing going on outside the casino.  I went out once the temperatures has started to drop but I didn’t see much.  There was a pretty cool rock climbing wall on the outside of one of the casinos.  You can see it in my pictures on the photographs page.

The trip wasn’t so relaxing as I was trying to see as much as possible in basically 1 day.  I do know now that it will be a place to go back to for maybe a long weekend.  For anyone who knows me, I won’t be going back during winter either.  Unless I fly or someone else is doing the driving.  Those mountain passes were bad enough during the summer.  I can’t imagine driving on them with snow and ice.

Oh and I don’t know if it was because it was a ‘holiday weekend’ or just normal Sunday traffic but getting home took far longer then driving to Lake Tahoe.  That might be another thing I consider the next time I go.  The driving home went through the Sacramento area which was over 100 degrees.  I was actually worried that the poor rental car might break down since there was so much sitting in traffic.

All in all it was a good trip and I got to see some amazing views.  Be sure to check out my Photographs page to see the pictures I took.

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