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Vikingsholm and Emerald Bay

breakfast - travel

I giddy’d up this morning with granola + Maranatha Almond Butter on a toasted English Muffin…

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…off to Emerald Bay State Park for an early morning hike!

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I try to walk daily, but rarely work up a sweat. FYI – this trail is wide, and not outrageously steep.

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(That’s not our family being all adventurous.)

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We’re more “stand and stare” people.

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Also checked out Vikingsholm

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…but only from the outside…

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…apparently the folks who built this mansion also put a tea house on the island.

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(No plans on going out there, either.)

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We did stop by the gift shop, where a chipmunk named “Cashew” got busy with some pistachios behind the desk.

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The parking lot is small so if you go early, you won’t have a problem. (And bring cash – it’s $10 on the honor system.)

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Back at our own Vikingsholm for some food and rest!

  • http://putputteats.wordpress.com Putputt @ Putputt Eats

    We went up to Tahoe in April and Emerald Bay was definitely our favorite spot. Didn’t get to hike though… :-( Nvm, yet another reason for us to go again soon.