About a year ago, we launched into this fulltime travel life. Our third week on the road was spent in the lovely, tree-filled Truckee. We loved it so much that when we rerouted our travel plans due to Covid-19, we decided to stay in Truckee again. It was probably a bit more magical than the first time, and not just because parking our rig is much easier for us now. Our campground was better and our adventures were really wonderful.
First, our site was at Granite Flat Campground and it was literally right along the Truckee River. We spent a good deal of time just hanging around our campground and enjoying the river and views.
We also hiked a lot of new trails, which again showed us just how beautiful the area really is.
We explored Donner Memorial State Park and enjoyed both the short (but beautiful) Nature Trail at the visitor center and the China Cove Trail right along the lake.
We also learned a bit about the history of the area on the Boca Townsite Interpretive Trail. Like, this tiny (now almost completely gone) town had a flourishing brewery, which sadly burned to the ground. The trail was not exactly one that depicts the gorgeous views Truckee has to offer, but it was fun to learn a little history on our adventures. And as it turns out, this area has a few grasshoppers, which intrigued the 5-year-old greatly, so he actually had us return to the trail head a few times to search for more.
The 5-year-old went sort of carnivorous and decided he wanted to hunt, catch, cook, and eat a grasshopper. And this is exactly what we helped him do. Spoiler alert, he didn’t like it. He tried it with ketchup, chocolate, and in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and still was not a fan. Sadly, we have no photos to prove this actually happened.
We also hiked up to Eagle Rock near Tahoe City and were greeted with a beautiful view of Lake Tahoe.
The kids, mostly the two-year-old, were really into boulders.
We also did normal family things, like wear costumes, make weird faces, and build magnificent castles with magnetic tiles.
Next we ventured to the middle of nowhere Nevada to enjoy the Great Basin National Park. Stay tuned for that journey.
Current Adventure Stats:
On the road: 10 1/2 months
Miles towing our home: 6,462
Campgrounds visited: 46
Breweries visited: 31
National/State Parks/Monuments visited: 19