If you are ever driving highway 80 between Truckee and Sacramento and want a really nice meal you should take the Rainbow exit and stop at the Rainbow Lodge. I had lunch there today with my friend Linda. Rainbow Lodge is about half way between her house and mine. Their website describes Rainbow Lodge as "our enchanting Bed and Breakfast built in the 1920’s alongside a bend
in the Yuba River. Come marvel at the original stone and woodwork,
wonder at the historical photographs, savor our French-trained Chef’s
sumptuous cooking and doze by a freshly stoked fire. " The restaurant is cozy and the food is great. I especially love the hand hued beams, the rock walls, and the real fire in the fireplace in the lobby. I’ve been there several times and I’ve enjoyed it every time.
On the way back to Reno over Donner Pass I stopped at the scenic overlook by Donner Lake and took some pictures of the snow shed that were used for the trains. Now the trains go through a big tunnel and the tunnels are no longer used. You may remember we hiked through them this past summer.
Sunday I tried to find a geocache that I am sure is supposed to be in this old car but I didn’t find it. It was still a fun short hike.