Happy Thanksgiving! SMS and I took a weekend trip to Lake Tahoe! It’s 4 hours away and it’s hard to muster up the motivation to drive out there on an ordinary weekend. I booked an AirBnb cabin and we headed up on Thursday morning.
|The Lake- approximately 3 blocks from our cabin.|
|Thanksgiving Feast, semi-home cooked style- roasted turkey breast, box stuffing, rolls
from a can, cranberry sauce from a can, roasted brussel sprouts and sweet potato
casserole. The heavenly light seems to be favoring the rolls.
|Inspiration Point with Emerald Bay below|
The next day, we took a field trip to South Lake Tahoe to check out Emerald Bay and Inspiration Point. It was fairly crowded but we found a parking spot without too much trouble by utilizing one of the road pullouts. It’s legal as long as the car is inside the line, aka completely off the main road. If we had waited for one of the lots, it would have been awhile!
|Tree along the trail|
|Our brief foray outside|
On Saturday, we had a leisurely drive back to Mountain View. Our first stop was in Truckee at the very cool Coffeebar. Our drinks were delicious and SMS had an awesome sausage breakfast burrito. We tried to brave the outside in the full sun but we wimped out and headed inside. Our drinks would have been cold in an instant!
|The coveted Gose, second from the right!|
In Sacramento, we stopped for lunch at our favorite spot, Nido. I had the vegan nut burger, SMS had the vegan steam buns and we split a beer sampler. According to SMS, I drank more than my fair share of the Gose so I went back up to get another sampler. Peace restored!
Then we drove home and traded cars with our friend. We had borrowed his front-wheel car with chains since snow was (remotely) in the forecast. Better safe than sorry! We actually just missed the snow- there was snow on the ground while we were there and on Saturday overnight, 8 inches fell!