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Pacific North West Travel Notes 2014 - part 14 (Lake Tahoe, Nevada City, CA)

We came back couple days ago but are still busy unpacking and preparing for our next trip. These are my final notes from our trip. In addition, I am editing my previous posts so all photos can be open easily. I could not use PhotoShop  on our laptop so some of my photos were so large that they would not open fully when clicked.

Additional note: By the way, during our 21 day trip we traveled "only" a bit more than 4650 miles (or 7500 km). First days we somewhat challenging but by the end of the trip we got used to long driving. Our longest one day drive was between Boise and Reno - around 430 miles (690 km) but road were pretty simple so we made it in about 6 1/2 hours.

We spent our day 20 walking through some shopping areas of South Lake Tahoe, visiting old cars show, couple of Arts and Crafts shows in different lake communities and then driving around Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe was as beautiful as ever – various shades of blue with some emerald but very-very crowded. Cars were parked everywhere; pedestrians in bikinis and swimming trunks were crossing roads in constant flow and beaches were covered with people. As we were told, 4th of July is the busiest weekend at Lake Tahoe partly because of their famous fireworks that are considered one of the best in a nation.
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Well, the fireworks were truly amazing. There we so many people watching it at the shore of the lake that there was barely standing space. It was just ¼ mile from our hotel so it was easy and leisurely walk for us.
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Finally, day 21 of our trip – our last day. We spent it driving from South Lake Tahoe home. On a way home we drove through the Nevada City. It was first settled in 1849, during the California Gold Rush. In 1850-51, it was the most important mining town in the state. It has nice historic downtown with many buildings and is considered by many as the finest preserved of the Gold Rush Towns. It also has many nice shops and galleries.
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After Nevada City we went directly to Turlock to visit our lovely daughter Kathy and her fiancé Garrison and to pick up our beloved animal Dobby. He was very happy to see us.
So this trip is over but we have only short break before our trip to Tallinn. We will have limited internet access in Tallinn so there will be no trip notes from Tallinn.
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