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Lake Tahoe Day Trip

Posted by olemike on 07/24/2011

Leona and I were feeling the urge to get out-of-town to beat the heat so we decided to take a day trip to Lake Tahoe.  We began our day by going through Placerville and seeing the Placerville Hardware store.  I love this store.  Every time we are up this way we stop here to browse and hopefully find something we cannot live without.  They have a little bit of everything.  Everyone will love this store.  I guarantee it!

Pressing on, we stopped in Apple Hill to get a snack.  Luckily, they had apples  so with two apples and a Snapple to wash them down, we proceeded to South Lake Tahoe.

On the way up the mountain, we saw some beautiful views of the south fork of the American River.  There is still quite a lot of snow melt.

Once we got to South Shore, we happened past a sign for a Flea Market so we  walked through some South Lake Tahoe junk.  Only people of like mind will understand why we do this.  It is an addiction.

After we had our junk fix,  we proceeded to Safeway to pick up some Deli sandwiches and headed to the beach area to eat lunch , people watch, and basically chill out.  It was great fun.  When you are our age, fun comes in very simple activities.

After having lunch, we proceeded along the west side of Lake Tahoe toward Emerald Bay.  To say the traffic was bad would be an understatement.  However, once we got past the Camp Richardson area, it was smooth sailing.  There must have been thousands of people at Camp Richardson –  probably everyone wanting to beat the heat.

As always, Emerald Bay provides breathtaking views.  If you haven’t been there, I highly recommend it.

We stopped in Truckee to have some ice cream.  While there, Leona, of course, spotted a small garage sale and a craft store that she just had to see.   So, ever obedient, I pulled the car over.

Finally, it was time to head home.  It was a great day.  We did miss our regular traveling companion.  She will know who I mean when she reads this post.

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6 Responses to “Lake Tahoe Day Trip”

  1. Phyllis said

    Your travelling companion’s mouth was drooling as she read this wonderful post. Would loved to have been with you. The flea market, garage sale,home and garden shop, ice cream, cooler weather…………….all sounds so delicious. Glad you had a good time. I love trips like this………….Thanks for posting all about it.!

  2. Phyllis said

    The pictures were great! I love that Placerville Hardware store. Isn’t that the one we’ve been to a couple of times? If not, I definitely want to go!! ha ha

  3. Wanda Orick said

    What fun. The next best thing to being there in person is living your adventure vicariously. Thank you for sharing.

  4. That sounds like a perfect day!!

  5. Jen said

    The simplest adventures are often the best!

    Loved the pictures. It is beautiful and the town looks like a neat place to visit!

    • olemike said

      I appreciate the comments. The town is very interesting to visit. It has a number of craft stores, and other interesting places for tourists to see. The hardware store is my favorite.

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