Lake Tahoe

When we first arrived in the Lake Tahoe area we were shocked to see snow on the trees. Clearly we hadn’t done enough weather research before jumping in the RV and heading to the lake for a long weekend. With us we had shorts and swimsuits but quickly we were digging for our hats and scarves.

We found our spot at Camp Richardson Historic Resort and RV Park and settled in for a chilly evening. On the way there we made a roadside attraction detour to visit the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield, CA. We saw how Jelly Bellies are made and ate lots of free samples.

Saturday was very chilly and we had snow flurries throughout the day. We toured around the south part of the lake via the trolley car service and then headed over to the Nevada state line where we walked across the boarder and checked out a couple casinos.

The next day was a complete turnaround in weather. Suddenly it was gorgeous so we had a full day which started with a drive into Nevada and ended with a walk on the lakefront beach near our campground.

Lake Tahoe

The beach was beautiful and the water is crystal clear …

Lake Tahoe

Our trolly ride around the west side of the lake took us by Emerald Bay. It’s a National Natural Landmark and the park contains the only island in Lake Tahoe, Fannette Island.

Emerald Bay

We found this nesting robin on the porch of the Camp Richardson hotel.

Near the Nevada border is Heavenly Ski Resort. Despite the lack of snow the place was still crowded and they were running the gondolas up the mountain for viewing.

The next time we go to Lake Tahoe we will plan to take advantage of the lake itself and maybe rent a jet-ski. The lake is stunningly beautiful and very inviting but we’ll have to wait for it to warm up quite a bit.

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