All posts tagged: lake tahoe

minimoon adventures: the foods.

🎼 Oh minimoon, oh minimoon, your mealtimes were so tasty.🎶 A vacation would not be complete without finding some delicious destinations. Since we road tripped we did have a cooler of snacks and we also ate breakfasts at the hotel, but when we weren’t eating in, we explored the tastes of Tahoe. We found shrimp and sausage nachos at Beacon Bar & Grill, a restaurant on the beach with a lake view. These nachos were some of the best nachos I’ve ever had. Check them out  – packed with shrimp, sausage, and ooey gooey cheese! So. Much. Melty. Cheese. Ok, now I’m drooling… And even though it was a bit nippy throughout our stay, we had to stop for soft serve after a day of exploring. When it comes to sweets, I enjoy chocolate and anything cold because chocolate = life and cold = refreshing. Frozen treats for the win! Traveling to Lake Tahoe in the off season / late Spring also means restaurants like to close for renovations. Two of the places we wanted to eat at …

minimoon adventures: glen alpine falls.

More minimoon adventures in Tahoe! There was so much to see, and even though we had vacationed here before, we still discovered new sites on this trip. On our last day, we wanted to check out Fallen Leaf Lake. We drove through miles of forest, but couldn’t find the public park/beach area. The lake was surrounded with homes and lots of “Private Parking” signs. We found out later that you have to park somewhat far and walk over. Perhaps we can try this on our next visit. In any case, we got to enjoy the view of Fallen Leaf Lake from the car. 😉 And because we kept on driving, we stumbled upon Glen Alpine Falls which was even more exciting! Again, springtime means snowmelt which means waterfalls! Glen Alpine is big, loud, and gorgeous! The homes nearby must have some great soundproofing. There were beautiful rocks and trees, too. It was a great place to just sit and enjoy the view. Have you stumbled upon a great view lately? Share your discoveries below!

minimoon adventures: sunset.

What’s just as lovely as sunrise? Sunset! Pick a spot on the east-ish part of Lake Tahoe for beautiful sunset views, and always pack a blanket and mat for instant warmth and seating.😊 For Sunset #1 we headed to Lakeside Beach. The view was cloudy but the lighting was amazing. For Sunset #2 we caught the tail end of light at El Dorado Beach. Again, loving all the silhouettes and sky colors. Good night!

minimoon adventures: nevada bike loop.

Get ready, get set…bike! On our minimoon list of adventures was a bike ride in and around Genoa, Nevada. I had wanted to do the 72 miler around Lake Tahoe, but I definitely would need to train for it forever and get used to sitting on a bike saddle for more than a couple of hours. 😁  Instead, the Hubs picked a manageable 19-mile route along the Jack’s Valley Loop. The ride was relatively flat and there were minimal cars – my kind of ride! We saw a legit barn, lots of open landscapes, farm life, and blue skies. We stopped for many a picture.  We also saw a few places we’d like to visit if we ever made it back to the area. Our future day trip: hot springs for relaxation, the pink house for tea, and Main Street for shopping. And at the end of our loop we spotted the best street sign/name. Where are some of your favorite road bike routes? Share below!

minimoon adventures: eagle falls hike. 

The Hubs and I love exploring the outdoors and Lake Tahoe was the perfect place to wander natures. One of our adventures: Eagle Falls! There’s a short loop and a long trail that leads you to desolation wilderness. We stuck with the short loop. In the off season, there is plenty of parking. There’s also no parking fee! We hiked to the Vista shortly after sunrise and the views were breathtaking. What a serene place to relax, meditate, and clear your mind while getting some fresh air in your lungs. Ahhh… Where do you like to unwind? Share below! 

shop feature: wildwood.

I always enjoy discovering new makers and supporting small businesses. On our minimoon adventures the Hubs and I found ourselves visiting a handmade shop. I take complete credit for this being on the itinerary! 😉 Wildwood opened just over a year ago and is the perfect place to shop for locally crafted and local love goodies. Owner Lisa wanted to create a space to showcase makers and also a space to create. She’s got DIY workshops lined up for the shop and has gathered a great collection of art prints, jewelry, home goods, greeting cards, and other giftables. Lisa also creates some really cool clay pieces – they are currently not for sale in the shop but they are totally awesome and made from the heart. I love the energy and warmth in the store. Lisa is so fun to talk to, too! Stop in for a while and enjoy the space. PS There’s also a yarn shop in the back filled with colorful supplies! Give a shout out to your favorite handmade studio below!