Sunday, December 21, 2008

Spectacular View In Lake Tahoe

It's winter time once again and it reminds me of my first winter here in the US last 2003. It was December while we were in California and even though the weather was cold, it didn't stop us to go gallivanting around. Our friends Lina and Manuel took us to Lake Tahoe, about 3 hours drive from Stockton. It was cloudy and showering when we left Stockton but there was no snow. When we approached Lake Tahoe, I was so amazed when I saw the beautiful view of the place. Snow was all around the ground and the trees were white with snow. I can't help myself but exclaimed and said out loud that "I just used to see the snow in the movies and in the Christmas cards but now I see it for real." My friends and my hubby just laughed. Lina and her hubby were used to seeing snow because they resided in Canada before they moved to California. But I was just so excited to see snow for the first time in my life.

We went first to see the cable cars which they called Gondola In The Sky. It was freezing cold and it's good I wore layers of clothes. We wanted to ride the cable car but they were not opened that time because of the cold weather. We just took photos there. Then we headed to the lake. I tell you, the view there is spectacular. We got off the car and took some photos. My hubby and I were like kids that we were throwing snow to each other. We really had fun in the snow. Then we drove to North Lake Tahoe, crossing into Nevada. Our friends took us to Caesar's Palace. That was my first time to go to a casino and we just stayed there for a little while and played in the slot machine. I'm not a gambler so I really didn't enjoy playing. After that we went out and drove back to Stockton. It was a memorable day for me.

taken in Lake Tahoe

with my hubby and at our back is the lake
at the back are the mountains covered with snow, nice view indeed...
the Gondola In The Sky

in front of the Caesar's Palace, North Lake Tahoe, Nevada

6 comments:

hazelicious929 said...

lovely vacation in CA! I have always to go there... especially this winter time when weather is really harsh here in North Dakota

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Ang ganda ng view dyan, Lisa noh? Sana makarating din ako dyan. :)

Elizabeth said...

White Christmas huh? Anyway, Merry Christmas to you and may God give you all the good desires of your heart! :D

eva said...

Merry Christmas!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

looks like you're having a lot of fun. I've been to Lake Tahoe. It's really nice there. Have you passed by Higgy's? It used to be Shakeys. So yummy.

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