Clair Tappaan Lodge
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This morning, we had breakfast at the B&B in Napa, picked up the RV in Vacaville, dropped off the rental car, and headed east. We got to Lake Tahoe around 1:30. We decided to stay at North Lake Tahoe (thanks for the recommendation Anne) since it is a little less developed and has fewer casinos.
We did not have reservations so we just drove around for a while. We finally parked the RV on the street and decided to grab ...
... did a wine tasting. The wine was excellent,. Can't wait for wine country! I went on a run by the water and found a long set of stairs that I ran up and down for a little while before dinner. We sat outside for dinner and watched the sunset. It was picture ...
... like a small log cabin. There was not much more than a few tanks and a cash register inside but there was a really sweet patio setup with a sprawling view of the surround forest. They even had their own nine hole disc golf course. Mike, Coop and I played the nine as Kaitlyn crocheted. The beers were pretty good, all of them were hop forward, even the blond and red.
The next few days we spent checking out Truckee/Tahoe. This included a couple ...
Out on the road early this am, leaving Kingman and a nice RV park: Blake Ranch and Horse Motel. No horses but nice stables. If you travel with horses, a welcomed spot! We left so early we arrived at our favorite restaurant, Luchia's closed! But we waited and it's worth the wait. It's on the side of the road in Wikieup outside of Phoenix. The food is excellent, beautiful Indian jewelry (too expensive for me to buy), and desert gardens with peacocks nonetheless! Arrived at the ...
... now Reno. It fell out of favor and became a public roadway when the Virginia and Truckee Railroad was completed. The road we now travel was realigned in 1936 as part of the New Deal.
After a very steep, windy and very scenic drive up the side of a tall mountain we reach the 6900 foot Geiger Summit. A few miles down the road is our destination, Virginia City a town of 850 souls....... but at one time 15,000 people lived there.
Today Virginia City is a tourist gold ...
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