Lake Tahoe

2.20.2016

There is nothing like going away for a few days and having some time away from the computer and then coming home and finding the internet is out due to a car accident that took out the pole with our connection box on it. Thank goodness ATT was much quicker than expected and got me hooked back up today. A new pole is up and I have temporary connection until they come add a new box. 

Today I'm sharing a few photos I took on our trip to Lake Tahoe.

After a very long day of travel to get there it was dark upon our arrival and I had no clue what our view was from our room. I was quite literally thrown back when I opened the drapes the next morning to see this! It was cloudy, but so beautiful. It was much more breathtaking in person.

The first day we decided to take a cruise on the lake to see it up close. The weather was in the upper fifties which was really nice even though I was kind of hoping for colder and a pretty snowfall while we were there. Funny thing it was colder at home in the south.



We stood in line for a few minutes and then boarded.

This was a two hour trip over to Emerald Bay and back.

It was much colder on the boat outside and moving, but I bundled up in my heavy coat and got a few shots. I didn't take my good camera since it's just so darn heavy. I used my little Samsung NX300 which is a great little camera for travelling.



Pulling into Emerald Bay.



The water is crystal clear.

Shot looking the other way.



This was a castle that the narrator talked about, but I wasn't listening much. There were people walking around on shore, but we did not stop.

The next morning the sun was shining brightly and it looked like this. 

I will miss this view and I'm so glad I finally got to see Lake Tahoe.

Sorry no photos of us. I thought I could download the one a photographer took of us before boarding, but I can't see it or get it. Poo!

Enjoy the weekend!

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful place, I'd never seen pictures of it before. Thanks for sharing it with us, hope your permanent box gets there quickly.

    Mary

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  2. I'm sure this is the closest I'll ever get to it. Spectacular photos!
    Brenda

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  3. My hubs grew up there. We miss it so much. Emerald Bay is my favorite part of the lake - so happy you had a chance to see it. What a great trip! Hope you got in a gondola ride while you were there.

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    1. We missed out on the gondola ride. For sure next time.

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  4. Kim, so glad you got away. You keep us informed and entertained almost every day. It's about time you got some inspiration of your own. Absolutely breathtaking. (Glad you got your WiFi fixed...whew!)

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  5. Ahhhh...I feel relaxed just by looking at your gorgeous photos! What a beautiful place to get away from it all. Definitely adding Lake Tahoe to my bucket list. :-)

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  6. Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite places to go...great pics! Did you get to Incline Village at all? The pine trees are stunning and it's where much of Bonanza was filmed. Gorgeous views too!

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    1. Yes, we walked around there, but didn't take the gondola. I did not know that about Bonanza.

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  7. Oh I have been there several times, it really is fantastic. I was raised in California,so Lake Tahoe was always a yearly must.

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  8. The photos are breathtaking...glad you had an awesome time and glad that your internet is finally up and running...Years ago, I would not have thought that we would be so dependent on the internet!...

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  9. What a beautiful place! I've heard of it but never visited. It looks cold!

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  10. so beautiful. your pictures do it justice.

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  11. Ah ha, you are near my neck of the woods! It is so beautiful up there, a must see at least once in a life time!

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  12. Beautiful pictures, Kim! Such a gorgeous place!

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  13. Glad you had a good time. I've only visited Lake Tahoe once and that was in 1985. I'm sure things have changed over the years. It's a beautiful area.

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  14. Sounds like you had a great time! The photos are great, pretty awesome view to wake up to.
    Have a great day.

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  15. My husband and I went to Lake Tahoe way back in 1980.... Lots of memories as we were young and in love and escaping parenthood for a few days....and then... what do you know.... we found ourselves one evening on an elevator with Smokey Robinson!

    I ran across an estate sale a couple of years ago where I found a sweet little framed painting of a lake, a mountain and a pine tree... It wasn't until I got home with it and turned it over that I saw the title, "Lake Tahoe". I almost cried.... Needless to say it brings me joy every day to see it on the wall and feel what we felt so many many years ago. Glad you enjoyed your trip, too!

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  16. Gorgeous photos, it looks like such a beautiful place. Will have to put that on my list. Glad you were able to get away. Glad your internet is back up too!

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  17. Hi Kim, I think this is probably the castle they were talking about on your boat ride: http://vikingsholm.com/

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  18. Beautiful, I used to ski there in my teen years! So glad your interned it working again :)

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  19. So pretty! It makes me think of Alaska.

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  20. My husband and I visited South Lake Tahoe in September...it was hot and dry, dry, dry. The Lake was so low, I cried....
    It's nice to see and hear that Lake Tahoe is filling back up after so many years without....
    Great shots..
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  21. Hi Kim..Tahoe is gorgeous but I found it way to crowded and my time for visitng places like that seems to be over. I loved seeing your photo's..I haven't even been to Lake Arrowhead or Big Bear for a long time..but part of our family is from there so I will be going up with my youngest granddaughter on her visit with me this year. I see snow now and then from our home..but it never seems to last long. I had thought that Tahoe would have more. Still, it's beautful and I enjoyed the pictures so much.

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  22. Hi Kim - As a local Tahoean, I'm so that you got to visit our beautiful lake. I hope that you can come back and experience our beautiful summers and falls sometime. There's a lot more things to do and see and never a shortage of pine cones!

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  23. What lovely pictures. Thank you for sharing your trip with us!

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  24. Thanks for sharing your trip with us Kim. We haven't been there in so long and it makes me want to go back!

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  25. Ahhh..you were in CALIFORNIA? I'm only a three hour car ride away and would have driven there to meet you. Next time you make a trip here, let me know. I'd love to meet you, Kim. Tahoe is one of my favorite places. Skiing there is fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing the photos. Beautiful day you had there!

    Becky

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  26. Loved seeing your photos of Lake Tahoe! I have never been there but I'm putting it on the bucket list!

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  27. Enjoyed your post, Kim. You're a terrific photographer - several "frame-worthy" landscapes/waterscapes, and your view from the room would make an incredible framed photo if you crop out the rooftops in the foreground.
    Thanks for sharing

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  28. Oh, I love Lake Tahoe! My husband and I lived in California for 10 years and we had some wonderful friends with a beautiful cabin in Lake Tahoe. We spend many weekends up there! It is just breathtaking. Thanks for bringing me down memory lane!!

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  29. Hi Kim! Nearly 28 years ago my husband and I eloped in Lake Tahoe! We used to go up often (from Silicon Valley) for long weekends, and thought it would be the perfect place for us to tie the knot. Sadly, the sweet Victorian house-turned-chapel with views of sunsets on the lake where we said our vows is no longer there - torn down to make way for a large resort. On a visit about 10 years ago after searching for the chapel I was able to track down the minister who married us. He said we were one of his "success stories" since we were still together and raising our two daughters, while the chapel and his business had not survived! We try to get up to the beautiful lake when we can, and a trip on the M.S. Dixie or Tahoe Queen is always a highlight, no matter how often we've done it!

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  30. Gorgeous! I have never been to Lake Tahoe even though we are pretty close. Everyone and their mother has been around me. BUT we are going this summer! I'm super excited. Thanks for the preview for whats to come!

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