|Virginia Creeper leaf on the grass.|
|Beautiful yellow leaves on a Birch tree, with the Trinity river in the background.|
|I love this Birch tree in the fall!|
Lake Tahoe is a beautiful place to visit in the summer, and the winter. In the summer, there are so many activities to do on the lake. You can do about any water sport there is including para sailing, and catamarans, boating, skiing, anything you can think of that is permitted. There are so many resorts, and places to visit, and explore. Also there is hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, historical mansions to visit. Not only that, there are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, fine dining, art, festivals, 4th of July celebrations and so much more.
Lake Tahoe is amazing!
Incline Village, located on the border of Nevada and California, but on the Nevada side, the north east shore of Lake Tahoe. The Hyatt Resort, Spa and Casino is a great place to stay. Located right on the lake, the hotel offers all kinds of amenities, including a bar on their pier called Pier 111 Bar, you can find the link below.
If you never have visited Lake Tahoe, you really should try to, add that to your bucket list! 🙂 It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. The lake is beautiful, and pristine, and one of the largest alpine lakes in North America. It is also the second deepest, right after, Crater Lake in Oregon. Which is another amazing lake, that you should visit! 🙂 It’s about 7-8 hours drive from Tahoe, depending on the route.
Olampoli State park is located right near the county lines of Sonoma county and Marin county. This beautiful state park is just off the Highway 101 and isn’t far from San Francisco, or the nearby city of Santa Rosa, almost in the middle of these two cities. Rolling hills and wine country could describe the area that surrounds Olampoli State Park.
This beautiful state park is so easy to miss off of highway 101 north of San Francisco south of Petaluma, CA. Believe it or not the rock band Grateful Dead lived here in 1966 and Janis Joplin has been known to have stayed here.
“The name “Olompali” comes from the Coast Miwok language and likely means “Southern village” or “Southern people”.
Went swimming at this swimming hole today, it was very hot, and the water perfectly cool. It was also very refreshing and beautiful. There were kids there and adults jumping off the rocks, into the deeper parts of the water. Although there are still fires burning around this area, it happened to be pretty clear at the time we were there.
Although swim season is just about over, the days are still pretty hot, and I am sure people are still swimming now. The water is probably a bit cooler now. But in the hot days it’s refreshing. There are still many fires happening all around California and the skies can be a bit overcast, and smokey at times. Pictured here it was a smokey day.