Saturday, October 20, 2012

To Lake Tahoe and Beyond

This past week the boys and I went to go visit some friends who recently moved to Nevada.  They were some of the first friends that we made when we moved here last spring and we were so sad to see them go.  But we sure had a good time visiting with them.  They lived in Nevada about 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe.  So, on the way home, we HAD to make a stop at Tahoe. :) 
This is actually on the way to Nevada.  The drive was beautiful.  We took the southern route to Nevada.  The mountains were amazing and for a good bit of the way we followed the South Fork of the American River. pics except this one.  I was driving..and if I had stopped every time I had wanted to, we would never have made it!  The aspens were all turning beautiful shades of yellow and gold.  There were so many spots where the trees were breathtaking! 

Here are the boys at our first stop on Lake Tahoe.  This was on the eastern shore.  The wind was blowing up white caps on the water.  And the water...I cannot describe how blue it was.  AMAZING!  There were spots where the color of the water looked like the Caribbean Sea.

Looking back down to the south.  And the boulders...they were HUGE!

We continued around the lake to the northern shores.  We stopped and spent about an hour at King's Beach.  What a fun, amazingly beautiful spot this was.  It was a warm day, and before I knew it, the boys were both soaked from playing in the water.  :)  We got Rox out of the car, as we had her with us, and threw the tennis ball for her and let her romp around. 

The boys ran around like crazy!  Good times...except that I was NOT prepared for wet, sandy boys.  For some reason, I didn't think it would be warm enough for them to get in the water. 
I should know better...

There was a pier at King's Beach.  Here are my guys at the end of it...if there had been salt in the air, I would have thought I was on the coast. :)  I am SO glad we finally were able to see Tahoe.  It exceeded my expectations.  I hope to be able to explore the area more in the future!

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Third picture down, Micah squatting looks SO MUCH like Doug as a child.