Courtyard by Marriott Carson City
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We got out of "camp" at about nine AM for our drive up to and around Lake Tahoe. We headed in the direction of Incline Village. Unusual for the time of year, there was virtually NO snow, so the route was very quiet with not much traffic at all. That's fine with me. It's a most beautiful area, all around the lake, and as appealing as our Montana in places. The clarity of the lake water was outstanding.There are the usual shops catering to skiers/boarders ...
... trying to get RVs or cars with trailers through the pass. Fortunately, we met very few cars.
On the other side of the pass was Alpine Lake where we had lunch at a great rough hewn pine table outside on the deck of the inn. A lady crooned soft jazz in the background and there was a bustle of visitors coming and going. We enjoyed burgers and sandwiches in the warm breeze, and I had a crisp glass of C******nay. Some of ...
Friday June 27, 2014
We continued traveling north on US Rt. 95; stopping in the town of Fallon to visit the "Grimes Point Archaeological Site". This is a site where ancient petroglyphs, rock art, were etched into boulders, some dating back 6,000 years; that are scattered over a wide area. At most sites the pictures or art work was done on a cliff face or huge ...
... with water of beautiful greens and blues from emerald to sapphire, and very clear. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America with a depth of 1,645 feet. That makes it the second deepest in the U.S. In the bay we could see Vikingsholm Mansion at a distance. It was a castle-like home built by a Norwegian but I do not remember the details.
... in and out.
The scenery on the trip into Carson City was beautiful and varied. We were surrounded by mountains---the Sierra Nevada to the west and the Virginia Range to the east. We passed through rocky desert areas with little vegetation except for sage and chapparel. In places there were grasslands with grazing cattle and sheep. For a good while we followed a shallow, winding river.