We drove north from Las Vegas and it was so dry that there were dust devils swirling across the desert. We turned off the freeway and saw this hill of rocks, the amount of weathering on the stones was amazing.
It was a lovely drive with some beautiful vistas in small town Nevada. We climbed up over a mountain pass almost to 8,000 feet on the way into Lake Tahoe
We stopped in there for the evening. It is a beautiful spot and we had time in the morning to go for a hike. Then we drove up the west side of the lake from south to north and then we headed for Sacramento.
We had a great visit with our friends Pat and Carole whom we first met in Mexico in 2006. On our way to San Francisco to catch our plane Pat drove us through the delta that is east of San Francisco Bay. It was an enjoyable drive along the levees that were constructed after the gold rush in the 1800's.
We drove through vineyards and pear orchards, a very rich growing area. We took the rapid transit into San Francisco where the temperature dropped about 25 degrees and was rainy.
We are back home and I probably will stop blogging now that our life will be fairly predictable. Check back in the middle of January 2019 when we will return to San Carlos and the boat.