Wednesday, August 24, 2016

USA 2016: South Lake Tahoe, California

Lake Tahoe is 7-8 hours away from Las Vegas - an almost 450 miles drive via Interstate 95. If you don't like long drives, then it's 1 hour and 15 minutes via plane.

So according to google, the estimated distance from Las Vegas to South Lake Tahoe is 438.7 miles. Just to give you an idea (or probably not pa rin kasi ang laki talaga ng mundo! Halos kasing laki lang ng Nevada ang buong Pilipinas my golly!! I can't!), the estimated distance of Manila to Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao is 488 miles.

Manila to Baguio is roughly 128 miles.
Manila to Pagudpud 347 miles

Enough with the geography lessons, we had to pass through the mountain range before reaching this area. It was so chilly when we got there that it was the car's heater that we had to turn on. It was always single digit in Celsius when the night falls and around 10-15 during the day.

That was definitely not the coldest because this place gets snow on winter plus the fact that it's 1,901 MASL. Baguio is at some 1,500 MASL. 
The whole night of driving, the map of our GPS was dark blue and when it was the break of dawn, it started to become green hahaha. That was the only time I realized that the google map, follows sunlight too when navigating.

The accommodation that we rented there allows early check ins if the room is available but we decided to look for a place to eat breakfast first. We have cooked rice and adobo with us!!!!

We ate our adobo breakfast here which felt like it came straight from the refrigerator but kebs, we were hungry.  Eating as we were shivering since the air was really cold! I was already wearing two jackets but I still felt cold, tinanggal ko lang for picture purposes. Tiis ganda eh. :)))
We brought our things back to the car and went back here since we saw a small pier and wanted to take a picture whilst standing on it.

See the difference of the above two pictures? Don't underestimate a girl who has her eyeglasses and lipstick! We can go from gah to glam. Lipstick talaga ang nagdadala beshy! HAHAHA. Kunyari hindi sabog at bangag sa buong gabing byahe.  
Our first sighting of how clear its water is!
JADINE GOALS!!!

Hahaha. This 3D2N trip of Lake Tahoe - Reno - San Francisco was actually my friend's dream trip but somehow, it kinda became Jadine-inspired.
A couple was seated there at the edge of the pier so we had to block them. Buti na lang malapad!! haha.  #walangforever oy!! :)))
Mornings at Lake Tahoe. <3

Missing my shades so much! I broke two shades on my way back to the Philippines. Huhuhu. Anyway, I will tell you soon if the universe gave me a replacement of my Xperia Z3. Hahaha. Yes, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge? I hope you'll find your way to me!! :)) Ooops, not that I am not thankful for my Xperia! baka lang kase... :))
So pretty all the trees!
A trip is not complete if I don't have a picture of my back. haha!

Why though?

I really don't know.

 I just somehow made up this excuse. I told them that it's because I wanted it to look "candid" and I also want a picture of me looking at view , not just me with the view. 
Aside from jetski, some water activities like paddling, stand-up paddling, boating, kayaking are available. The water was too cold for me though not to mention that the hours that we spent there were still not enough to go to all attractions around Lake Tahoe. 
We went to the hotel, bathed, fixed our things and proceeded to the Tourism Information area to get a guide map. But yeah, we weren't able to drive around it haha. Sa South part lang 'cause gas and time. :)))
Plan longer if you're going here 'cause a day is definitely not enough! There are a lot of byways that can be found in the free guide map and that's how we spent our day. 
Made habol seeing the snow covered mountains!

This is what you will see when in Lake Tahoe area.

The jagged peaks of Sierra Nevada and Carson Ranges, of course, the crystal clear water of all the waterforms found here!

Additional Info: Lake Tahoe is the second deepest Lake in America. 

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