Headin’ for the Hills
I just had to get outta the city this past weekend. I decided to head out to South Lake to hit the hills and the good ole MontBleu. I couldn’t have picked a better day to head out there either. I packed a small bag, filled my tank, and turned on some 90’s hits on Spotify. After singing some Semi-Charmed Life and some other tunes, I arrived at the MontBleu.
I always love the Art Deco feel and style of the MontBleu. They do a great job of offering modern amenities without losing any class. I checked in and admired their newly renovated rooms. They did a much needed renovation on their property and it was definitely worth it. Then I headed back downstairs and asked the concierge about some hikes nearby. I thanked her for her suggestion and began my journey.
It was a little crazy drive up a windy road before I got to Cascade Falls trail head. There were quite a few people with the same idea up there. I got some good shots of the views while I was up there.
The hike itself didn’t look too difficult but I definitely underestimated that altitude. I met a few four legged friends along the path but it was a beautiful hike. I’m glad I made it out of the city and the casinos to get some fresh air. Sometimes it’s good to get out and see the world to gain some perspective. After climbing for a while I had to take a breather and just take in the view.
Then I headed back down the trail and back to the trail head. I heard a guy yelling a girls name and then I saw a bunch of search and rescue down there. I felt bad. I hope they found her…
Some of my other friends got to South Lake so I headed back to MontBleu. We had a couple drinks and then decided to get some dinner. Cafe del Soul has a great steak dinner special. I was a little tipsy so I decided to replace my vegetables with another kind of potato. Mmm, who doesn’t want two kinds of potatoes?
I went back to the room and enjoyed a piece of chocolate cake and coffee while getting ready for the evening. The rich, dense cake went perfectly with a hot cup of coffee. After a couple shows on Food Network, it was time to go down and hit it!
I had to walk around to avoid the food coma. I played a few machines and enjoyed the crisp, evening Tahoe air. We hit up Harrah’s and Harveys where I came up a little. I tried to jump into a poker game but the wait was a little long and it was getting late. After a few more drinks, I decided to call it a night. On the way back to Mont Bleu this little place called Dotty’s caught my eye. I went in, got a player’s card, and found myself playing some video keno. After a couple Negra Modelos and winning another $100, it was time for bed. Went back to Mont Bleu and wound down with some more Cutthroat Kitchen. It was a good night and this is a picture of me faded.
Woke up, ate some breakfast, and headed back home. Glad to see you again South Lake, thanks for being so good to me. Until next time, see you at the top!