Lake Tahoe, dot com millionaires and a circus

by / Monday, 28 July 2014 / Published in America 2014, Travel Blog
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Leaving Yosemite at the 10,000 ft  Tioga pass it was rapid descent to 5,000 ft with an equally proportional ascent in temperature. Off came the layers when we stopped at Walker where the shady trees at the Mountain View Barbecue diner along with lots of iced water and some deliciously filled potato skin hit the spot and bought back the energy that the heat had taken out.

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Chris at Mountain View Diner

On to Lake Tahoe and our two day stop at Incline Village on the north shore.

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Chris dangling her feet into Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe – 6,225 ft elevation, 1o th deepest in the world at 1,645 ft, 505 sq meters in area – boring, forget the stats. If placed  along side the lakes in Switzerland it would be an equal. A playground for the rich and famous, plus for two days the two of us.

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Lake Tahoe

We bluffed our way into the balcony beach bar at the Hyatt  grabbed the two best lounge chairs for viewing the sunset, made ourselves look we belonged there, ordered a couple of cocktails which we sipped very slowly for the next two hours – we couldn’t afford more and pretended we were a couple of dot com millionaires up from San Francisco although, I think our Aussie ascents gave us away to the well heeled  locals we chatted to.

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Mel eating steamed mussels in Chardonnay

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Sitting drinking cocktails watching the sunset over Lake Tahoe

Overall at we rode nearly two thirds the circumference of the lake and every kilometer was spectacular, both of the lake and the impressive mansion that line the shore. We finally said good bye to Lake Tahoe, passing through Truckee for a breakfast stop at Jax’s Diner. We would not hesitate to say it was the best breakfast we have ever eaten. On to Reno for a one hour stop at the Circus Circus Casino where we blew four dollars in the pokies.

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Kanga at Reno

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Mel and Chris at Circus Circus

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Mel being tough at Circus Circus, Reno

Now for the next three days, a long haul through the heat to the city of Idaho Falls in eastern Idaho.

2 Responses to “Lake Tahoe, dot com millionaires and a circus”

  1. How do guys – looking good and enjoying life, so very happy for you both. 1st Rally committee meeting last night. All went well with Bob & Robyn representing you as Site Coordinators and Bob has put his hand up to be Secretary as well.
    Ride safe, lukim yu bihain ol wantoks tru

    • Chris says : Reply

      Hi Doug

      That is great about the rally, Mel’s email will receive but not sent. If you want to email you can use this site.

      Having a great time, amazing ride today through some stunning country, even though the temperature dropped to 8degrees and poring rain, we were at 9,666ft elevation. Pretty awesome.
      Cheers
      Chris

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