ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

Vickie at Donner Summit with Donner Lake in the background...

Jerry and Vickie back down at lake level...

Closer View..

Gloria & Vickie Donner Lake..

Vickie and Jerry in Carson City at the Delta Cafe..

Jerry had the awesome Bonanza burger...

Lake Tahoe Scenic Drive..

Vickie at Lake Tahoe..

Views of Lake Tahoe...

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Icy views..

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Almost back to Kings Beach where we started...

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We had a wonderful time with Vickie this week. We took her to the top of Donner Summit and back down to lake level to see Donner Lake and the Donner Memorial. We had a great time visiting Virginia City together. We had huge Bonanza burgers in the Delta Saloon Café. We also drove a very scenic drive around Lake Tahoe. The Lake Tahoe Scenic Drive is a beautiful paved drive that makes a 68-mile loop around Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada. The route follows three paved highways: US 50, NV 28 and US 89. Along the way, the scenic drive passes through the nice and popular towns of South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Incline Village, King’s Beach and several other small towns. We started the loop in King’s Beach and rode all the way around with lots of stops for pictures.

The Lake Tahoe Scenic Drive doesn’t frequently follow the shoreline of the lake. Instead, the road is usually back and above from the shoreline – sometimes by just fifty yards, other times by a mile or more. However, there are many beautiful scenic pull-off points along the route that provide outstanding views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains. Additionally, there are several city parks on Lake Tahoe. In particular, South Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City both have excellent public parks along the lake. We enjoyed the drive very much. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. Check back later for more from Reno.

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