Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April 30th - Day 5 - Trip Around the Lake

Our activity for today was to take the 72 mile drive around Lake Tahoe.  We left the condos about 10 or so and headed west, into California, so we could drive around the west side of the lake first.  It was a beautiful day, warm, but a little windy.

We had decided to take our time and make this a whole day trip, so we stopped at several of the lookouts to enjoy the beauty and to take pictures.

 Our first big stop was at the Emerald Bay lookout.  Needless to say, it was breathtaking. We spent a long time walking along the pathway, reading the information signs, etc.

 We continued on around the lake, enjoying the lake, the mountains, the trees - everything.  In Tahoe City, we stopped at a very nice Mexican restaurant for a late lunch.

 We then continued on around the east side of the lake.  There was another great rest area on the northeast side of the lake, Memorial Point or something like that.  We spent a bit of time there, too, reading the information signs, hiking down to the rocks at the water's edge, taking more pictures, etc. 

We got back to our resort in late afternoon, rested a little and then gathered back together to hear about Joanne and Richard's mission to England.  They returned in February after 18 months serving in Heresford.  They shared many stories and lots of pictures and we all loved it.  Shirley and Bill have just put in their mission papers, so at our next reunion, we will hear about their experiences.

After a light meal, most of the group gathered to play a game.  I chose to read.  I just don't like playing games, but I stayed right there and laughed as much as the rest of them.

Today was a great day.  I love the nature activities, so I really enjoyed this.  Tomorrow's plan is to return to the lake, but this time to see it from a boat on a lunchtime cruise.  Should be fun.  The week is going so fast, but we are having a great time!

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