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.
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
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No, not just light! I saw one picturesque scenery at the end of the tunnel. It was beautiful and a peaceful scene as we were driving towards the beautiful Lake Tahoe in California. . I wish I could see such a calming scene not just at the end of the tunnel but also at the end of every day. I can relax, dream and reflect better when mother nature surrounds me. . Life nowadays is full of goals and acting towards achieving that goal. Well, goal setting is productive no doubt but when I think hard, I end up setting goals that can't be measured by numbers but feelings. . #TravelRealizations
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
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. Like me, if you want to savor the bliss and beauty of Lake Tahoe away from the crowd then consider backpacking into the Desolation Wilderness.
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
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.
Tip: Summertime South Lake Tahoe Itinerary by a fellow travel blogger
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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