Here’s how it all went down…
We left Sedona (which is a place everyone needs to visit) early Monday morning. The shot above is at the Airport Overlook from the night before.
Our first stop was the Hoover Dam.
Hoover Dam, AZ
I had visited the Hoover Dam last year, so I thought I knew what I was doing…
Unfortunately this time we were told we couldn’t leave the dogs in the car on the Nevada side. We drove over to the Arizona side, and were told the same thing.
I ended up staying with the dogs while she walked across the dam. The little green spec in the picture below is her.
Death Valley, CA
We left the Hoover Dam around lunch and headed to the closest In-N-Out Burger. I’m not a huge fan of the fries, but their burgers are delicious.
At that point we were only about two hours from Death Valley and had time for a quick stop at Dante’s View after a photo op at the entrance sign.
If we had a couple more hours we definitely would have hiked around some, but we still had about two hours to our hotel in Lone Pine.
Oh, and by the way…it’s a good thing we didn’t stay longer, because here’s what happens after about ten hours of driving and nothing to eat but burgers and fries.
Lake Tahoe, CA
Our route took us around South Lake Tahoe, but we got a chance to stop at North Lake Tahoe and walk around some.
I’ve seen Lake Tahoe several times now, but each time only for a few minutes. I really want to come back and hike some day.
We arrived in Truckee just before night fall, and in time to walk through the town.
Check out the pictures below!
The last day was a beautiful drive through the east California countryside all the way back home to Bend. Believe it or not, even in mid April we woke up the next morning to several hours of snow in town.
The road trip was less than a week long, but still once in a lifetime.