Thursday, 10 July 2014

Lake Tahoe and Reno

It was a day long road trip from San Jose ->  Lake Tahoe -> Reno where we decided to bunk for the night and start back from Reno -> San Jose the next day late morning.

The plan to visit Reno came as a surprise from my uncle and aunt, I was more than thrilled with the plan considering the fact - while we flew from Houston to San Jose we transited through Las Vegas and I was unable to try my hand at the slot machines in the airport as we were running short of time.

It was one of a kind trip..

Our destinations for the day - Lake Tahoe and Reno

Mid way through the journey we lunched at the Kaveri Madras restaurant, which was so aptly located enroute to Lake Tahoe. Good south Indian food ! Yummy Idli, vada, pongal, parotta et all.

When every small thing  happens to be the way you like them to be, you just happen to fall in love with the place even more and that is exactly what happened to me with California.

After a sumptuous meal and quenching our crave for soul food we continued our drive to Lake Tahoe. The drive along the hilly region around Lake Tahoe is beautiful with tall pine trees lined along the stretch. First peek of the blue water and I was completely dumb struck. I can sit right there and look at the vast expanse of the blue water for hours together. It was gorgeous !

First glimpse of Lake Tahoe
Avenue of pine trees bordering our drive to Lake Tahoe

We spent the rest of the evening lazing around by the lake, before starting our drive to Reno. We drove along the Sierra Nevada range as the sunset between the mountains. We stayed at The Grand Sierra - Hotel and Casino, wonderful place with large rooms. I was told Reno was a mini version of Vegas.. So let what happened in Reno stay in Reno ! ;)

Before heading back to San Jose, we went back to Lake Tahoe, didn't I just mention that I will never get enough of the vast expanse of the picturesque scenery.

Lake Tahoe in our background
Our next destination was Boston. It was good bye to sunny days, clear skies and the warmth of our extended family who hosted us in Houston and San Jose, it was time to go around on our own and experience fall in Boston.

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