Thursday, February 16, 2012

Lake Tahoe - Part One

Saturday morning M and I set off for a long drive to Lake Tahoe. Last time we went to Lake Tahoe we flew and although the drive is a long 9ish hours, I'm glad we did it. I knew this before, but California is ridiculously beautiful. It blows my mind. There is so much to see and the scenery is constantly changing. I woke up on the beach under palm trees and I went to sleep in the rugged mountains. We went though the city, desert and mountains. We passed lakes, streams and hot springs. 



I took a crazy amount of pictures and want to share them all but I'll pick my favorites. First, a little background about Heavenly Resort. Heavenly goes though the state line of California and Nevada. I might be a nerd but I think that is super cool. I love seeing the signs that point the direction to either California or Nevada. Its also fun to stay in Nevada and eat breakfast in California. Or to say, "Let's go to the California side". 


Another thing that blows my mind is how the land in the different states is so vastly physically different. If you are on the California side of the resort, you can see Lake Tahoe from every run. The view is overwhelming. 



If you are on the Nevada side of the resort, you see, well - Nevada. It is brown, dry desert. Also beautiful in such a different way. 


As if these totally different views aren't enough to blow my mind, if you are somewhere in the middle around the state line you can see both California and Nevada in the same view. The difference is incredible. I didn't take a panoramic picture but this should give you an idea.


Imagine this picture on a much larger scale. Basically the two larger pictures above put together in the same view. Ah-may-zing. Pictures don't do justice. You need to go there and see for yourself.

Here are some more fun pictures from our two days of snowboarding. 


One of my favorite pictures I took.

Come back soon, there will be more from Lake Tahoe!



13 comments:

Page Twenty-Two said...

WOW these pictures are AMAZING!!!! What a beautiful place! Believe it or not...I've never been to Cali! I am going to San Francisco, Napa, San Deigo and LA all this year (between my honeymoon and weddings!) Looks like you guys had a great time! Good choice taking the 9 hour drive...why not with beautiful scenery right??

Katie Price said...

Heavenly is the best!! I've always loved being right between the two states too.

Katie said...

These pictures are gorgeous!!! I have never been to the western side of the country...I dont fly and I live in MO. When I see pictures like these it makes me want to get over my fear and see it all in person!!
Im with you on thinking its fun that you can go to either state by walking! Seems like you guys had a good time.

Monica said...

wow great pictures!!

Crystal said...

Beautiful! I love the picture of you in the middle of the two states. Hope you were feeling better for your trip.

Jenn said...

Wow, this looks incredible! I've never been to Lake Tahoe, and I honestly haven't been much to that side of the country. I live in the "mountains" in Virginia, but they look nothing like this. I've also never been snowboarding, looks like fun! Thanks for sharing!

Jenn

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lori said...

these pictures are gorgeous! i especially love the last one.

Ashley said...

WOW! so awesome! those pictures are beautiful!!! now i want to go visit there. I kept thinking to myself today how i miss waking up and looking outside to beautiful snow covered mountains!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

I have got to get my butt somewhere to see snow because these pictures are gorgeous!

Looks like a blast :)
I like that last picture you posted!
xo

Katy said...

Love your pictures! Your trip looked awesome!

Kerri said...

soooo pretty! makes me miss Cali's mountains!

Cori H. said...

Sounds like y'all had a great time! I love the pics! I went to Lake Tahoe a few summers ago. It's so fun going to the California side and then stepping back into Nevada.

Carolyn said...

So cool! We're thinking of going to Tahoe for our one year anniversary! I love hearing about places that we want to go! :)