Road Trip / South Lake Tahoe, California

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We got on the road late in the morning, the sun just beginning to warm up for the day. Knowing the weather wasn’t favorable in Lake Tahoe, we timed our departure with our hotel check-in time, trying to avoid waiting as much as possible. One of my favorite parts of a road trip is the evolution of scenery, like watching a movie unfold through the windshield. We drove from the Central Valley into the hills, through the mountains, climbing up to above 7,000 feet in elevation. The rain began as we slowly descended into South Lake Tahoe, tracing every curve of eastbound highway 50 along the way. We checked into our hotel and got settled just as the rain started to intensify. An impressive downpour of hail, thunder, and lightening led to the most vibrant sunset I’ve yet to witness. Take that, Alaska!

32 thoughts on “Road Trip / South Lake Tahoe, California

  1. Oh man! What I would give to be back on the West Coast right now! Nothing beats a West Coast summer, nothing! You captured everything so well, I felt like I was right there in the passenger seat. The rain on the window shot was my favorite.

  2. You’ve captured the journey so well here, the fluffy clouds transition into the rainy and full then that amazing sunset so beautifully!

    Stunning photos as usual.

    Katie <3

  3. Your photography is ON POINT! I have always wanted to take the “windshield photos” but mine always come out rather blurry or just plain wrong! These definitely takes the cake. And you are right, it’s almost like an evolution of scenery happening as you drive along. Great pics!

    Thrifting Diva

  4. oooh check out that sunset!! i really do need to make it out to tahoe one of these days. we were supposed to go snowboarding.. but we put it off for so long.

  5. Gorgeous! Most people think of going to Tahoe in the winter, but I think it’s even more beautiful in the summertime. Aren’t those forests incredible? Now you’ve inspired me to try and make it up there this fall!


  6. I kept checking to make sure you actually were in Lake Tahoe because this looks just like Oregon (the west part). I love beautiful tall trees, they are my favorite. It looks like such a fun trip you were on!

  7. I love your photos, in all the time I stayed in the west coast I never visited Lake Tahoe and I’m not sure why, looks like a great drive 🙂

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