Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mountain Air and Blue Skies In a Cabin with a Beach

I recently just got back from a 3-week vacation. While a long vacation is very nice, there is something very appealing with a weekend road trip, at least to me. Every year the husband and I pencil in at least a couple of road trips in our calendar and one of these usually coincides with the Memorial Day weekend (also our wedding anniversary).

For the past three years we have done Monterey twice and Mendocino once. This year we chose another location that has water element for our anniversary/Memorial Day weekend roadtrip. Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe is the perfect road trip destination, because not only is it alluring, the drive is impressive.

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I always take a shot in this spot. I like how the road splits here.

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This time we stopped and stretched our legs and took photos at Donner Lake.

From there, we continued to drive nonstop until we reached our destination. I continued to drive by shoot.

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This road trip made me realized that I have only been to South Lake Tahoe and we have a booking in North Lake Tahoe. Unlike the southern part where the casinos are located, the northern part is dotted with charming small towns and resorts are plentiful.

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We stayed in Tahoe Sands Resort. The main office is located lakeside. There are accommodations on that side as well. However, our cabin is across the street and if we want to go to the beach we would have to cross the street.

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The cabin.

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Very rustic with Murphy bed. The first time I had stayed in a place with Murphy bed and at first I was like: Where's the bed?

After dropping off our bags and whatnots, we crossed the street and checked out the beach. We were lucky the sun was out and the weather was pleasant.

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22 comments:

  1. Your traveling description makes me want to make the trip some time. Fine drive by shots and shots of the final cabin at the lake.

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  2. Wonderful photos of your travel!Have a nice weekend!

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  3. Oh, that is such a gorgeous area!! I've been there several times and it never fails to take my breath away and so do your photos!! Terrific! Thanks for sharing the fun and the beauty! Enjoy your weekend!!

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  4. What a wonderful weekend you had!! I have never seen a Murphy bed in the flesh!!
    And I love watching the shadows of the clouds across the mountains!

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  5. Welcome back! Hope you had a lovely 3-week vacation. Would love to hear about it. But it's true, there's something to be said about long weekend driving trips. Lake Tahoe is a beautiful destination indeed. I can't get enough of your pretty shots with beach and mountain and blue skies. REally lovely.

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  6. Wonderful shots of your road trips.

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  7. A wonderful area and great photos.

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  8. Magnificent vistas. Beach and mountain backdrop you can't beat

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  9. I've only been to Lake Tahoe once, years ago, to go skiing. Thanks for the tour and wonderful photos!

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  10. Beautiful place and photos - this brings back memories. And yes, my photos were from my new camera.

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  11. wow beautiful scenery! remind me of our lake taupo

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  12. Lovely road trip. The beach along the lake is beautiful.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  13. Lovely scenery and the blue water looks so inviting.

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  14. Excellent skies for road trips and beaches. :) You got some beautiful frames.

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  15. Thanks for sharing all your photos of this very pretty place, so much to see and enjoy

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  16. I love long trips and weekend and the sea and everything you post here. Inggit agad ako hehe :)

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  17. What a beautiful place that is. We have been there more than 30 years ago and I still remember how it was.
    Have a nice weekend

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  18. I absolutely adore going on road trips. It looks like you had a wonderful time.
    JM, Illinois

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  19. Lovely countryside! Wish I were there!

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  20. I haven't been to Tahoe in 10 years. What a shame, it's so beautiful up there. At least I can live vicariously through you're images.

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  21. I also don't know what a Murphy bed is, i am guessing so i search and my guess was right. I love seeing snowcaps on mountains, but i have seen them only twice, in Rome and in Turkey, i hope i get to see them quite closer this time.

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