Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Submit Your Girls Getaway: Lake Tahoe
This month's Girlfriend Getaway photo was submitted by Teresa Wagner of Dallas, TX. She writes:
"While attending a conference in Reno, we needed a mini-getaway and set out for Lake Tahoe. About 45 miles of some winding roads and beautiful views later, we arrived at the Lake. It was as gorgeous and clear and picture perfect as I had ever heard it described. We quickly found a nice public beach area where they held Shakespeare on the Beach that had a lot of nice trails and quaint settings.
After wondering the trails a little while, we climbed some rocks that lead from the trail to the Lake and allowed us to peer down into the clear water watching small fish swim by as the seagulls did the same with the intent to catch the fish. Soon, we tired and became hot so we quickly shed our shoes and waded from the beach area into the clear, but cold water. It felt great against our feet.
After all of that activity, we enjoyed a cool beverage and climbed back into the car. Wandering a little further on North Lake Blvd, we happened upon what appeared to be a shack of a local restaurant but turned out to be a real gem called Jason's Beachside Grille in Kings Beach, CA. The atmosphere and service were anything but shack-like and we enjoyed a variety of fare from my Teriyaki Chicken served with baked potato, Mary's Seafood Pasta and Sara's Turkey Burger. Sara and I shared a strawberry topped white chocolate cheesecake that was definitely homemade and to die for. They also had a huge salad bar with everything from pickled beets to cold spaghetti salad. Our stomachs full and our spirits light, we headed back to Reno and returned to our real lives. It was a great day and a great time spent getting away with girl friends."