Our main goal was to relax with family in the condo and enjoy the Sierra Nevada region during the fall season so that I could soak up some photography and for all of us to see the area in it's fall beauty. We also were along for the ride to see if there were any great shopping deals that we could get our hands on anywhere during our adventures. Be sure to click on the map if you'd like a bigger view of the region.
The next day we set out to check out parts of Carson City Nevada and Reno since the weather was forecasting rain all day long.
Qdoba. Apparently they also have quite a few locations in the Seattle, Washington area.
After lunch we decided take a drive to see Carson City and the famous Cabela's outdoor store for some shooting, chatting to various salmon and other big fish in a large aquarium as well as looking at stuffed zebra and other animals inside the large store. With all of the traffic and driving around (180 miles later), we arrived home in time to hurry and make dinner and relax for the rest of the evening at home.
Our next day we spent thankfully checking out the nearby lakes and aspen groves, while the sun was shining but definitely showing a cooler fall day.
Photos are near Red Lake and Blue Lake which were simply stunning.
We ended up with a bit of snow one morning out adventuring. Found some pretty interesting sites and got to do some shopping in South Lake Tahoe.
Another day happened to give us lots of sunshine and incredible time to check out the famous Emerald Bay State Park in South Tahoe. I was so excited to be able to spend all of the time I needed looking around the area and taking photos with both of my cameras. Talk about paradise! My parents had a lot of fun coming back here as it had been quite some time since our last visit (really stopping to take in the sights). I think P was really impressed with the beauty of the area as well.
The cherry on top was an added visit to Sorensen's Resort getaway that was full of Aspen leaves and fall colors, quite simply a paradise!
One of my picks from Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe.
And another beautiful pick of mine from the area around where the condo is. As you might suspect, we were very busy going from one place to the next the entire trip. Luckily the internet was slow which kept me off of it while there! I still have one more short post from the Nevada side on one of our exciting days exploring. But I was definitely happy as a clam once I was able to see all of those Aspen trees!