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South Lake Tahoe – One Day Travel Tips

Posted by Kyle Design on September 7, 2007

Gorgeous South Lake TahoeOn a recent Sunday, I zipped off to Lake Tahoe, on the California and Nevada border, forMountain Hiker's Business Card Case an overnight trip. We chose to drive up Sunday morning, giving us the opportunity to look agog at all the terrible traffic going the other way and allowing us to practically sail up there in just over 3 hours. It was just my husband, our eldest daughter and me this time because our youngest was off at camp in the Colorado mountains for the week.

Volleyball Travel Jewelry BoxJet Ski Rental Tip: Once at South Lake Tahoe, my husband and daughter headed straight for the jet skis. Note: the jet ski rentals are $10 cheaper at the marina on Lake Shore Blvd. near Beach Road (which has no public beach), but we rented at Zephyr Cove because there was a beach. You can rent wetsuits from them as well. I, on the other hand, quite contentedly grabbed the latest book I’m reading, Japanland: A Year In Search Of Wa by Karen Muller, found a shady spot by the sand volleyball court on said beach, and knocked out several chapters. Watched a few matches and snuck in a few winks, too.

Metal Wallet for Credit Cards with Swimmer DesignTips for Swimmers: After that it was time to check in to our hotel, the Horizon Casino Hotel in Stateline, Nevada. The rooms were fine, but we did have a nice view of the swimming pool, and as we are swimmers this was perfectly fine by us. This hotel touted its outdoor pool as the largest at any hotel in the area. What they neglected to mention is that it pool is barely heated. I guess they assume that anyone who enjoys the cold, refreshing waters of Lake Tahoe would like their pool to feel the same way.

They conveniently have no thermostat anywhere in the pool – I checked every intake. I went for a brisk 1000 yard swim Sunday morning, after catching my breath, that really was quite pleasant once you warmed up. The upside of the cold pool is that it really cuts down on non-swimmers getting in the way of your workout. No one dawdles in this pool. And it does appear to be a full 25 yards across at the dividing line between the deep and shallow areas, so no weird-length workouts.

Walking Trail Tip: Later, we went for a 45 minute walk through the Edgewood Golf Course (beautiful, quiet, huge trees) and through downtown where they were replacing huge pipes in the street (ugly, noisy, huge equipment).

Restaurant Tip: If you like Indian food, our favorite restaurant in Tahoe is Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine at the Quality Inn. Fresh and tasty with good service.

Click any of the photos above to find out more about the Volleyball Pill Box, Swimmer’s Wallet, or Mountain Business Card Case. Or visit each of our themed gifts pages: Volleyball Gifts, Swimming Gifts and Mountain Gifts.


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