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Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America!

I believe a large water body, be it a river, sea or lake, has a profound effect on men and women living near it. I lived near the beautiful Lake Geneva for six years. That lake has become a part of me. Perhaps in my subconscious mind, I long for the silence that I used to enjoy while walking along the shores of the Lake Geneva.  When I saw Lake Tahoe, I was overwhelmed with joy. After almost 2 years, I saw a lake similar to Lake Geneva where I spent countless hours thinking and reflecting on life and death.  Among many romantic gateways in California, the beautiful Lake Tahoe, which is the largest alpine lake in North America, will take the first place. 

Among many romantic gateways in California, the beautiful Lake Tahoe, which is the largest alpine lake in North America, will take the first place. Click To Tweet

A trip to beautiful Lake Tahoe in California!

First glimpses that flashed in my mind are that of a serene lake, snow-clad mountains,  a golden sand beach, an empty bench, tall pine trees, my daughter playing with a snowman and a beautiful tunnel.

Beautiful Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, Travel Realizations, Glimpses of Romantic California

This solitude is just too perfect! Places like this help us to ditch our mobile screen.

Beautiful Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, Travel Realizations, Glimpses of Romantic California

Who needs a storybook to read about Santa’s snowclad fairyland, when your mom takes you to one!

Beautiful Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, Travel Realizations, Glimpses of Romantic California

On some Christmas mornings, “good morning” feels like too much of an understatement when you wake up to this charismatic view and your sweetheart gets to play with a snowman.

Beautiful Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, Travel Realizations, Glimpses of Romantic California

When the wind slightly stirs the surface, I love seeing the dancing ripples on the lake.

A beautiful tunnel

From every trip I have taken so far, I have memories of inspiring moments. In this trip, it was the view from a tunnel; a long dark tunnel, at the end of which I saw not just light but a glimpse of heaven.

From every trip I have taken so far, I have memories of inspiring moments. In this trip, it was the view from a tunnel; a long dark tunnel, at the end of which I saw not just light but a glimpse of heaven. Click To Tweet

Emerald Bay Lookout

On highway 89, the view from the Emerald Bay lookout is serene and eye soothing. I saw the sky and the mountain floating together in the water. The scene radiates beauty and harmony.

On highway 89, the view from the Emerald Bay lookout is serene and eye soothing. I saw the sky and the mountain floating together in the water. The scene radiates beauty and harmony. Click To Tweet
Beautiful Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, Travel Realizations, Glimpses of Romantic California

This view encapsulates the beauty and the wonder of the lake.

With every turn, the views are stunning. Since it was Christmas that day, almost all the places were crowded. I wanted to spend some quiet time so thought of witnessing the sunset from a less crowded place.

Sunset in Lake Tahoe

Sunset is an extraordinary time when the blue sky turns into purple, orange and red. After years of travel, I still love gazing at fiery sunsets. A feeling of connection with nature emerges not only in exotic locations but also through these simplest and commonplace experiences.

A feeling of connection with nature emerges not only in exotic locations but also through these simplest and commonplace experiences. Click To Tweet
Beautiful Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, Travel Realizations, Glimpses of Romantic California

Seeing the sunset in the Lake Tahoe

If you see the picture above in detail then you can see two little golden statues on my side. Someone perhaps kept the statues there for some special reason. I don’t know exactly why, but I felt good. I saw little Jesus and mother Mary on my side on Christmas evening. Sweet incidents such as these turn our journeys into stories.

Beautiful Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, Travel Realizations, Glimpses of Romantic California

A beautiful Christmas evening at Lake Tahoe. I sat in between two beautiful small statues of Jesus and mother Mary

Beautiful Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, Travel Realizations, Glimpses of Romantic California

I was surprised to see how exquisitely this lake mirrors the purity of the sky.

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After the sunset, I bid adieu to this picturesque, majestic and sublime lake and returned to our hotel. Next day we explored the city and took the gondola to go up in the mountains.

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  1. looks amazing, i have never been before but this makes me change my mind 🙂

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