Thursday’s Post, early.
We had the Perfect Pazucha Day today. The weather was beautiful and a bit cool, which is good for getting in and out of the car all day. We started the day with a quick bite at the restaurant here at the resort. Peg and Katy both had omelettes with fresh salmon, asparagus, and swiss. They were delighted!
We had a simple objective today. We wanted to see Virginia City, only about 40 miles way, and to take the drive around Lake Tahoe. So after breakfast we headed off to that end.
We climbed back over the same mountains we had to traverse on our way here. We drove up the 15 Degree grade — extraordinary by contemporary standards — between Silver City and Virginia City.
Silver City doesn’t look like much and we were surprised that by contrast the city of Virginia City was crammed with people and cars. But it was a great day for sightseeing and we made the best of it. We mostly walked the streets and didn’t do too many of the ‘touristy’ things. Although we did stop to see the “Way it Was Museum.”
From Virginia City we crossed over two sets of mountains with the Reno Valley in between to return to Tahoe, our family, and Journey. We made enough stops for photos that when we arrived back at S. Lake Tahoe we were ready to put our feet up, have a bite of dinner, one last chat with family, and head back to Journey for the evening.
Tomorrow we have a pretty long drive for us. It will be about 220 – 240 miles. I’ll let you know how that goes when we get there.
Here are some shots from today.