I met Rick in Las Vegas, Nevada, and we drove to Lake Tahoe. . . the long way. Apparently, nobody takes the long route, but I wanted to see the dessert and all the tourist spots along the way. I thought even if the sites were lame, we would make it fun. They didn’t disappoint. It was a great vacation before the start of our busy season. Here is what I learned from this road trip:
1. There is nothing like a road trip to clear your mind, have great conversations, and get away from the business of life.
2. There is so much beauty in nature. We know British Columbia is beautiful. But the pink, rocky dessert landscape of Nevada was equally stunning.
3. Road trips create fun memories: driving an hour south instead of north (darn rental car GPS), or stopping at every tourist spot for that perfect photo op.
4. Road trips allow you experience different places, and ways of life. I loved all local cafes, shops, and inns of the small towns.
People ask me why I’m not on Air B&B or VRBO. I guess I like supporting independent owners and artisans rather than the corporate fat cats. Try the unexpected on your next road trip. You just might discover a hidden gem.
That’s my view from the deck.
Rick & Gayle Grant
Naramata Lakeside Guesthouse