We had a nice drive around Lake Tahoe stopping at some amazing views and fun places to hike.
We even found snow in some of the higher elevations.
There was a beautiful waterfall that I wanted to walk across but Mom wouldn’t let me.
There were lots of huge rocks to climb.
We got stuck in an annoying bike race that closed down the roads in both directions for only 84 cyclists.
We hiked up Eagles Peak for a spectacular view.
We skipped rocks in Lake Tahoe.
Uncle Matt was an excellent tour guide.
I ran across the shore of Lake Tahoe. Not as good as the photo in the banner of my blog but this is the same place that photo was taken.
We went to a rock and gem show in Reno and I learned how to pan for gold. I am learning how to identify different rocks and gems.
We did some crafts and I made a long beaded necklace.
We spent a few hours at a place called Crystal Peak Gem Mine digging and smashing rocks looking for quartz crystals. We found a few small crystals but many larger nice pieces that we thought were pretty.
I liked the sledgehammer approach.
It was a fun outing and I would love to go back and spend another day!
Uncle Matt taught us what to look for to hopefully find the best places.
We will clean our rocks and gems and then take them home with us.