Friday, March 20, 2015

Alex's Last Trip To June Lake Loop



Song:  Nostalgia

Artist: Yanni



We arrived at June Lake Loop in less than 1/2 an hour 
after our departure from Mammoth Mountain.

June Lake Loop is approximately 16 miles long and it forms an actual loop...
to and from Hwy 395.

They have this absolutely beautiful town near the apex of the loop...
and the whole of the drive is as if it were out of a fairy tale...
especially in Autumn.

(June Lake Loop is Hwy 158...of which forms a loop from Hwy 395.
You can see how close June Lake Loop and Mammoth Mountain is to Yosemite.
Also, the large lake in the upper right hand corner is Mono Lake).

The proximity of Mammoth Mountain and June Lake Loop to Yosemite
makes these spots a must see.

(especially in Autumn - however, all Winter long...
the mountain passes are closed).


Put an extra day into your travel schedule...
for you shall be treated to incredible sights...
a veritable collage of shapes and colors...
a deeply imbued ambiance such as you have never before experienced

(again, Autumn is a must see at June Lake Loop...
the Fall colors are unmatched anywhere in California).




We are at June Lake here...
but this is only the beginning of June Lake Loop
(from South to North).




Yes...
June Lake Loop is beautiful any time of the year...
but in Autumn...
the whole loop is ablaze in Autumn colors.

And...once again...
in case you missed this link:




We stopped in at Silver Lake for one last look.


Upon our arrival...
I couldn't help but notice that we were the only ones visible at the lake.

There was not a soul in sight.



Alex playing sword master with a stick.


Alex and I had soaked our heads with the ice cold water of Silver Lake.

It was so refreshing.


After a while...
we departed...
and in doing so...
we knew we probably wouldn't be back...
for a long time.


One last look at Mono Lake.


Our drive home to Reno.


Before going home...
we decided to eat at one of our favorite Sushi restaurants.

Reno is filled with all you can eat Sushi places...and buffets.

I simply cannot understand how an 'all you can eat' Sushi place can make any money.

From around $20.00 
($18.00 - $25.00 depending on the location)...
you can stuff yourself with as much Sushi as you desire.

These pictures are not even of all the food we had eaten.
How do they make a profit?

They must get special deals on fish, and other ingredients.






Their Salmon is exceptional.

With the lemon slice on top of each piece...
and with the Salmon just melting in your mouth...
it is one of my favorites.





Even their green tea ice cream is very good.


We are now researching Eureka and the surrounding areas.

Although they have many Sushi restaurants...
there doesn't appear to be any 'all you can eat' Sushi places there  :(

We are also researching housing more extensively.


We are already feeling nostalgic about Reno and its surrounding areas.

There are so many places of great beauty...
all so nearby...
and all readily experienced for just the price of gas.

We are going to miss this area.

I know I am going to miss all you can eat Sushi  :)


Addendum 3/21/15:  We may not move after all.  Further research has shown that
the move may not be so advantageous.  More on this in a later article.









2 comments:

  1. I was going to say that I think I will miss all the great photos of the beautiful scenery and delicious food as much as you would of the actual places and food. If you are staying in Nevada, perhaps it is because you just couldn't bear the thought of leaving your favorite tacos. ;)

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  2. Speaking of which, UNR was on spring break. Tomorrow morning I will get to eat my favorite tacos once again. A week and a half is simply too long to go without at least one plate of these tacos.

    I will in discussion with a recruiter for UNR later this week. We have also been getting more information about changing circumstances in the UC system over the next few years.

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