June 11, 2005 One

Napa, CA to South Lake Tahoe, CA

We slept in until 7:30 local time. We made hotel reservations in South Lake Tahoe and we are off!! Our first stop was the Berringer Vineyards. They are very old and on a truly grand old estate. We went for the wine tasting and listened to how they create some of the tastes in their line of wines.
Our next stop was the Franciscan Vineyards. This is a more modern, contemporary style. The wine at this tasting is excellent. The final vineyard we visited was the Robert Mondovi Vineyard. We took a tour of this vineyard that included a wine tasting, history of the vineyard, and their method of processing the grapes. All very intriguing.
Now we are off to Lake Tahoe.! Thought traffic would be reasonable heading away from San Francisco on I80, but what a surprise. We were zooming along at 80 and suddenly everything stopped. We crawled along for several miles, got back up to 80, then repeated the cycle a couple more times. Finally, we got far enough away and traffic was once again light. Wow is it gorgeous in Tahoe!! We pulled into the motel at 5:30 local time. We are staying in South Tahoe, California. We have dinner at Steamers, a nice bar and grill. We are hungry. The last we ate was breakfast in Napa at a cute little coffee shop. Chai Tea and a veggie quiche for me, skim latté and an oatmeal muffin for Jeff. For dinner we order tacos and a panini. Yum, yum.

End Point: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Odometer at End of Day: 19185
Miles Traveled: 249

Places visited:
Lake Tahoe

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