Lake Tahoe - Reno
Just came back from a short weekend trip to Lake Tahoe and Reno. My wife's grandparents are here and so took them, her uncle, aunt and her aunt's mother to the two places. Did all that we had planned to do but not as much as we'd have liked to have done. But then again, considering that the ages of the people who accompanied us ranged from more than 80 years to less than 1 year, I'm quite happy that we even managed to do what we did!
We drove to Lake Tahoe on Saturday and after a short break at the resort where we were staying, we drove to Reno the same night. Spent the time at Circus Circus, letting the elders gamble and take in the sights. They proved to be much better gamblers than us since for the first time in our casino-going history, we walked out with more money(even if it was just $2.25) than we went in with. Also drove around quite a bit in downtown Reno getting a look at all the casinos but this was not intentional. It was forced by all the road closures and detours!
Today we drove around the rim of Lake Tahoe. Its quite a scenic place with the huge lake and its sparkling blue water and snow-capped peaks rising high in the background. So though it is primarily a winter destination, it still has something for the nature lover during summer also. The drive around the lake includes some nice views from a bunch of vista points as well as drives through some cute little towns.
It started raining just as started our drive back and the rain came down real hard for the next few hours. So the drive back through all those winding roads wasn't a lot of fun.
It was a while since I made a joint trip to these 2 places and this trip reminded me that the two together make a perfect weekend destination. So I've already started making plans for another trip in the next couple of months. Hopefully, we can do a little more on that trip...