After our five hour dinner at the Ritz Carlton and a good nights sleep, we woke up refreshed and ready to explore Lake Tahoe. I wanted to make the 72 mile drive around the lake, or rather, I wanted Peter to chauffeur me as I snugly sat in the passenger seat. A prime viewing location. I had heard it would take three hours to make the trek, depending on how much time you spent at each stop.
Judging from the below 40 degree weather, most of this trips sightseeing would be done from the car window.
Our cabin was a short walk to Kings Beach and this was the perfect place to start our tour. The calm waters begged for some rock skipping, but my fingers were frozen and my stone throwing skills were rusty.
Next was Sand Harbor, which is one of the most popular beaches in Tahoe, but not today. The white sand was free of bikini-clad bodies or musicians playing on the concert stage. I could imagine how lively it must be in the summertime and took note to return here when the temperature climbs another forty degrees.
I risked hypothermia in my fingers to see the salmon run at Taylor Creek. And though all of my ten digits survived, it would have been worth losing one or two.
Our last stop was a stunner, Emerald Bay and Fannette Island. Fannette is the only island found in Lake Tahoe.
After a three and a half hour excursion around the lake, we got back in the car, turned the heat on full blast and headed North for dinner.
Note to self: Next time bring mittens, earmuffs and a scarf to Lake Tahoe.
Have you ever been to Lake Tahoe?