Mesquite, NV

I can’t tell you anything amazing about Mesquite, NV.  This was strictly a stopover for us where we spent one night at Sun Resorts RV Park.

Mesquite, NV

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Leaving Lake Tahoe

Sadly, it’s time to leave Lake Tahoe.  It’s sad because it’s a beautiful place with lots of nice outdoor activities and sad to be leaving our friends.  On the other had, we have an extended trip planned in our motorhome and are somewhat anxious to get on with that.

Round Hill Beach

Round Hill Beach

We have had the motorhome stored at Comstock Country RV in Carson City.  Since we want to stock up our food supply before taking off, conveniently Trader Joe’s, Walmart and Costco are located next door.  We have arranged to move to one of the RV spaces with hookups for the night so we can get the refrigerator cooled off and do our shopping the next morning before heading north.

Next stop, Eagle Lake, one hour north of Susanville, CA.

Lake Tahoe–July 2015

Lake Tahoe (pics) is a special place, perhaps not one of a kind but it’s on a short list.  First, there’s the deep lake with a surface elevation of 6,225 feet and 72 miles of shoreline.  In the summer this provides for all manner of water sports.  In addition, the lake is surrounded by dramatic Sierra Nevada mountain ranges that not only provide dramatic and breathtaking vistas but almost unlimited hiking, biking, backpacking and camping opportunities.

Fallen Leaf Lake in the foreground, Lake Tahoe beyond

Then in the winter, these mountains usually get a generous amount of snowfall which provides world class skiing opportunities at numerous ski resorts in the mountains that ring the lake.  Skiing (downhill and cross country), snowboarding, snowmobiling and other winter alpine activities draw visitors from around the world.  If the outdoors get to be too much, you can find a great restaurant, do some shopping or, since a portion of the lakeshore is in Nevada, visit one of the casinos.

Once again we feel privileged and lucky to have had the opportunity to spend two weeks here.  Mostly due to the hospitality and generosity of our friends we were able to come here in July and to hike, bike, go the beach, spend time with friends and be awed by the natural beauty of this place.  It’s really difficult to choose the best time of year to be in Tahoe, winter or summer.  They’re both special.

Las Vegas, Housesitting and More

We recently had the opportunity to house sit in Las Vegas, returning to sit for a very nice couple who we originally met two years ago on one of our first house sitting assignments.  You can see a little more about it here.

While visiting Las Vegas (pics) we took the opportunity to have some nice meals, verified once again that we are no good at gambling, did some hiking in Red Rock Canyon and checked out the newest attraction, High Roller.

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