Super 8 Gardnerville/Minden
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From Auburn we drove towards Lake Tahoe. At truckee river we decided to do the river rafting. Beautiful weather and a great scenery, we loved it. From Tahoe City through South Lake Tahoe we decided to stay at the Super 8 in Topaz Lake for the night.
... trip. As an added bonus the route wasn't crowded and I was able to move at a pace faster than 10mph. The route to the pass had me climbing some of the steepest (26-28Degrees) roads I've ever seen. The road had few guard rails or barriers and was full of switchbacks and extreme elevation climbs with steep drop offs the entire way.
Coming down the eastern side of the mountain I was greeted by something unexpected. I started ...
Tuesday, 3rd September
Travelled to Tahoe Valley Campground, a very large RV park at South Lake Tahoe and arrived around lunch time. We took a drive up the western side of Lake Tahoe to Cave Rock and back to RV's. We tried to go the beaches but there is fee to enter or park the car as they are either in one National forest park or another or they are privately owned. Very touristy area around here and houses built where ever they ...
... from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoe City stopping frequently to take pictures. First stop Emerald Bay (most photographed area on the lake. The drive was winding and steep, but the view were gorgeous. Lunch at the Firesign Cafe; very good (only open for breakfast and lunch). David had Zucchini soup and a fish sandwich and I had French Dip roast beef sandwich, both were excellent. In Tahoe city we walked around for a while down by the lake and at the ...
... parasailers kept him entertained as he watched people go up and up and up. Plus, playing an impromptu game of "throw the pine cone around in the water," kept his interest in the paddle-boating. I guess he's still a bit too young to appreciate and really only fun in you can paddle.
Later in the afternoon, we hit the pool again. It was a lot of fun and my daughter really enjoyed being in the pool for the first time.
Our day ended with a ...
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Nice view from our room. We see directly the Lake Topaz.
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