Lake Tahoe

I ended up going on the night hike! It was absolutely beautiful and only slightly terrifying.  The full moon silhouetted the canyon in the most gorgeous way and I found myself just stopping for long minutes, staring at the beauty and enjoying the peacefulness of it all. I tried over and over again to capture it on camera but it just didn’t do it any justice.

My sister was set to land late Saturday night in Reno. I made it to Nevada sooner than I thought I would so I ended up having the day to explore the Lake Tahoe area!


The dogs and I made the best of the day by hiking the only bi-state park in the country, Van Sickle Bi-State Park! It straddles the Nevada and California border.

We hiked up a portion of Heavenly Mountain to a pretty little waterfall and met some very nice people along the way. They suggested a beautiful beach for us to go to, Sand Harbor, but it ended up not being dog friendly 😦 so we couldn’t get in.  I really wanted all of us to take a plunge into the lake!  But it was all worth it as the drive to the beach ended us leading down the most beautiful road with amazing views and vistas.

We made the drive all the way up Mt. Rose and even came across some snow. I’m not sure if Gonzo has ever been in the snow so I thought we should hop out and run around in it for a little bit! We looked like goofs frolicking around.

We picked Tami up and camped in another gorgeous Walmart parking lot.

“Happiness is the new rich. Inner peace is the new success. Health is the new wealth. Kindness is the new cool.”

8 thoughts on “Lake Tahoe

  1. Sara these pictures are gorgeous!!! Dogs are having quite the adventure!!! I especially like the end of this blog-“Happiness is the new rich. Inner peace is the new success. Health is the new wealth. Kindness is the new cool.” Wow…..I want this in my house somewhere!!! Say hi to Tami! You girls be safe and can’t wait to see the next beautiful pics!!!

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    1. Thank you Cindy! The dogs are having a great time! I read that quote this morning and knew I had to share! It’s a good one for sure! Tami says hello! Should have another post tomorrow!


  2. So glad answered my prayer of great weather. So happy for you and your adventure. You are going to make a great Mom to my grandchildren


  3. Sara, you are having the greatest adventure. So proud of you to go out into the world and explore. The photos are amazing and some could be made into postcards (if people still send those – lol)
    Have fun and glad to hear your sister & mom will be joining you at some point.
    Love ya,

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    1. Thanks Monica! It’s been an amazing trip so far! I can’t wait to get some of these pictures into frames! Tami is leaving tomorrow 😦 but mom will be here soon!


  4. Absolutely beautiful pics honey! Amazing time! I’m with Cindy, love the quote! I want it in my office and at home😊 Enjoy the next days with Tami, Sophia and Gonzo exploring😘 Love y’all ❤


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