Monday, June 17, 2013

June 2013 - Reno, Lake Tahoe

Reno, Nevada and a surprise to be hit with 100 degree weather.  Quite a shock.  New experiences were walk along the Truckee River and eating food at an El Salvadorian restaurant - papusas.

Beautiful, much used,
Reno River Walk
 
John sitting in shade
Peaceful
 
Headed for a week at Lake Tahoe, stayed up over 7,000 feet.  Some gorgeous sunsets that I enjoyed taking pictures of.  Sixth floor roof has two hot tubs, so fun to have a glass of wine and watch the sunset color changes.
 
Our first night, from our room
through a window screen
 
Cotton Candy

Fierce Fire
 
Our day excursions are fun and we enjoy it all.
 

Steller's Jay
Blue in tree, flew as I took picture
 

 
 
I took a very short hike on the Tahoe Rim Trail and got some pretty pictures.  This trail goes completely around Lake Tahoe and is 165 miles long.
 
Snow capped mountains
surrounding Lake Tahoe

 
John and I took a hike on the Tahoe Meadow Interpretative Trail.  It was 1.3 miles long and we both were wondering toward the end if we'd ever get back.  A beautiful meadow area and some interesting trees.
 
Stream in the meadow
 
 
 
Where is the end of the trail????

 

Of course we had to see Nevada State Capitol in Carson City.  Amazing marble and workmanship to install it.  Capitol was small in comparison to most others, but it was sort sweet.
 
Front entrance
Nevada State Capitol
 
Side of Capitol
 
Beautiful French windows

Marble in all its glory
The workmanship in matching
was amazing

Sarah Winnemucca
First Native American woman
to publish a book in English
 
One night in Reno, back to El Salvador for lunch.  We had a great time at a comedy club with a little gambling (and we were winners).  Up next day with a long drive home.  We had a fun mini trip and tried new things.  Saw Reno from a new perspective.  Good to be home for a little while.