We spent about a month this summer on a 7,000+ mile road trip across the country, from the Washington, D.C., area to California and back. I began posting privately about the trip while we were gone, but we’re home now, so I’m updating my posts with photos and making them public. Here is a rundown of Day 6, which was July 8.
Our sixth day on the road was a short driving day. We started in the Reno area and had only two and a half hours to go to reach my father and stepmother’s home just over a hundred miles away, in Auburn, California.
Past Reno, the drive that day was mostly over the Sierra Nevada, through the Tahoe National Forest. I would have liked to visit Lake Tahoe, but we were eager to reach Auburn early in the day, so we’ll have to save Tahoe for a later visit. The mountain scenery was gorgeous, and we had perfect weather for enjoying it — though gas prices at Tahoe were even worse than we’d been told to expect.
Our drive was over early that day, when we arrived in Auburn, California, about 30 miles northeast of Sacramento.