Having family just outside of Reno, Nevada turned out to be pretty awesome when they took us up to Lake Tahoe for the day. We shopped at a few outlets, took a ride on the M.S. Dixie II, and had dinner at Riva Grill on the Lake that evening.
We saw some amazing picturesque views on the M.S. Dixie II cruise. It starts at Zephyr Cove Resort which has a beautiful beach with sand volleyball courts and an awesome bar and grill. Once everyone was boarded, the boat took off toward Emerald Bay, all the while a "Mark Twain" look-a-like giving historical and fun fact information. There was a full bar on the top deck that we took full advantage of, and a restaurant that served chocolate mousse cake that my nephew took full advantage of. We saw people parasailing, cruising around in their boats, jetskis racing by, and locals hanging out enjoying the coves. The average boat size we saw was probably about 21'. Alot of boat rentals available up there.
The lake is huge and gorgeous and the water: turquoise blue, there was never a bad time to take a picture of the view. The weather was perfect for this cruise, the water still quite chilly, but not a bad day to be on any boat! Lake Tahoe was never really on the top of my list of lakes to visit(mostly because of the climate), but now that I have, I can't wait to go back and cruise around and see all of the things that tourist boats don't have time to show you. I'd love to meet some of the locals, and maybe get a sighting of Tahoe Tessie! Gotta say a big Thanks to Andrea and Greg for sharing that with us, it was AMAZING!