Marilyn and I took a drive in my new smart car yesterday to Lake Tahoe. We had lunch on the deck at the Sunnyside Restaurant which has just opened for this season. They close the deck every winter because it is buried in snow! It's one of our favorite places up there.
It was an absolutely beautiful sunny day. It's only a 1 hour and 15 minute drive from Nevada City and yet the setting looks like you could be nestled in Switzerland by Lake Geneva!
As a matter of interest the smart car got 49.5 MPG on this round trip from Nevada City to Sunnyside. This includes an elevation change of 3,600 feet.
Here are some photos. Click on thumbnail for larger image.