Saturday we decided to drive up US HWY 50 into the Tahoe Basin to drive around its 72 mile circumference. We started our journey back in time around 10:15 am and caught our first glimpse of Tahoe around 10:45. As we wound our way around the southern end of the lake through Stateline, South Lake Tahoe and then up to Emerald Bay we marveled at how little has seemingly changed since 1971. Nothing better than to take this drive on a clear fall day.
We stopped off briefly at a local RV park where we hope to spend next summer (2014) doing a workamping gig. It has always been a dream of ours to spend an entire summer at Lake Tahoe, and now it appears that dream will come to fruition next May! We found out about this opportunity from our nomadic friends Debby and Bill (Bill and Debby's Wild Ride) this past summer. They spent the summer of 2013 at this same RV park, and recommended it very highly. We met with Billy, one of the owner/managers, for about 15 minutes, and are very excited about being back here next summer....YAY!!
By this time it was around 11:30 we began our journey up HWY 89 toward Emerald Bay. As we passed by historic Camp Richardson we talked about stopping in Tahoe City to have lunch at the Bridgetender Tavern where we have had many meals over the years. This restaurant sits right on the banks of the Truckee River, and right next to the famous "Fanny Bridge". Fanny Bridge got its name from all the tourists who lean over the railings of the bridge to see the enormous rainbow trout swimming below. From the street all you can see is Fanny's during the summer months.