Northern California's Finest 
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This is part 5 of the story of our trip, this part is from Denver to Las Vegas, USA  in May/June of 2015.  It was part of a round the world trip that
included France, London and the USA (New York, Niagara Falls, Canyon Country and the Tall Trees)

This is day 4 of our tour with Globus, Northern California's Finest

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Day - 4   Lake Tahoe - Excursion to Virginia City   Day-2
15 - June - 2015
Globus:
Step back in time with a visit to historic Virginia City. During its boomtime, Virginia City's mining proceeds amounted to billions of dollars. Your TROLLEY TOUR takes you back to the mining town the way it was. Learn the interesting history and the scandalous secrets; see the Victorian mansions; Opera House and the red-light district. Then visit PONDEROSA MINE to see antique mining equipment and learn the workings of an underground mine. Afterward there's time to stroll the authentic sidewalks and check out the Old West saloons, shops, museums and restaurants. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore more of this 4 season resort destination. Perhaps join us for an optional cruise on Lake Tahoe. (B,D) Take gondola to top of mountain?
Back on the bus for a quick drive to historic Virginia City.  This had us travelling over the ranges to Carson city then another climb into the hills to our goal, Virginia City - the silver city.  Once there we took a tractor (rather than a horse) drawn trailer ride around the town. The guide gave an excellent history of the area and the people who made it.  Once back we went for a walk up and down the main road and ended up at the Ponderosa Saloon and Mine  for a mine tour of the Comstock Lode.  This tour was led by a interesting character in period clothing - he had some interesting tales to tell.  Afterwards we strolled around inside a few of the many tourist shops before heading back to the bus and back to lake Tahoe.  We skipped the optional paddle steamer lake tour and headed instead to the Heavenly Mountain Resort which was just up the road from our hotel.  Here we took a gondola up to Heavenly and then, seeing a chair lift, we took that to the very top.  It was sunny and clear at the top, we took our photos, chatted to a guide then headed back to Heavenly for a look at the resort and then back to the hotel for the evening.

Map:  LAKE TAHOE. EXCURSION TO VIRGINIA CITY - 80.8 Miles, 2 hrs 2 min, 130km

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From the Bus heading to Carson City on I50 From the Bus heading to Carson City on I50 From the Bus heading to Carson City on I50
From the Bus heading to Carson City on I50 From the Bus heading to Carson City on I50 From the Bus heading to Carson City on I50
So many caravans! Interesting historic sillouttes on side of bridge Famous Carson Jail
Virginia City  - city limits Virginia City views Virginia City views
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Ponderosa Saloon Comstock Lode - Ponderosa Saloon
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Ponderosa Saloon and Mine Tour - stuffef canary Ponderosa Saloon Ponderosa Saloon and Mine Tour
Ponderosa Saloon and Mine Tour Ponderosa Saloon and Mine Tour Virginia City views
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Virginia City views - a blue fire engine Virginia City views Virginia City views
Virginia City - waving good-bye to our guide Down the mountain from Virginia City Down the mountain from Virginia City
Down the mountain from Virginia City Down the mountain from Virginia City Down the mountain from Virginia City
Down the mountain from Virginia City Down the mountain from Virginia City Down the mountain from Virginia City
Down the mountain from Virginia City Down the mountain from Virginia City Down the mountain from Virginia City
Down the mountain from Virginia City Down the mountain from Virginia City Train - steel cutout
Down the mountain from Virginia City Lake Tahoe Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Lake Tahoe - Tahoe Queen, is the lake's only authentic Mississippi paddlewheeler Heavenly Mountain Resort - on the gondola
Heavenly Mountain Resort - on the gondola Heavenly Mountain Resort - on the gondola Heavenly Mountain Resort -  gondola ride
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Heavenly Mountain Resort - view from the first stop Heavenly Mountain Resort - view from the first stop Heavenly Mountain Resort - view from the first stop
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Heavenly Mountain Resort - view from the first stop Heavenly Mountain Resort - view from the first stop Heavenly Mountain Resort - view from the first stop
Heavenly Mountain Resort - view from the first stop Heavenly Mountain Resort - view from the first stop Heavenly Mountain Resort - view from the first stop
Heavenly Mountain Resort - upwards to the next spot Heavenly Mountain Resort Heavenly Mountain Resort
Heavenly Mountain Resort Heavenly Mountain Resort  - chair lift to the top Heavenly Mountain Resort  - chair lift to the top
Heavenly Mountain Resort  - chair lift to the top Heavenly Mountain Resort  - chair lift to the top Heavenly Mountain Resort  - chair lift to the top
Heavenly Mountain Resort  - chair lift to the top Heavenly Mountain Resort  -  the top Heavenly Mountain Resort  -  the top
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Heavenly Mountain Resort  -  the top Heavenly Mountain Resort  -  the top Heavenly Mountain Resort  -  the top
Tahoe Queen, Mississippi paddlewheeler way out on the lake Heavenly Mountain Resort  -  the top  - Snow maker Heavenly Mountain Resort  -  the top
Heavenly Mountain Resort  -  the top Heavenly Mountain Resort  -  the top Heavenly Mountain Resort  -  the top
Heavenly Mountain Resort  - heading down again Heavenly Mountain Resort  - heading down again Heavenly Mountain Resort  - heading down again
Heavenly Mountain Resort  - heading down again Heavenly Mountain Resort  - heading down again Heavenly Mountain Resort  - heading down again
Heavenly Mountain Resort  - heading down again Heavenly Mountain Resort  - heading down again Heavenly Mountain Resort  - heading down again
Heavenly Mountain Resort Heavenly Mountain Resort - Playground Heavenly Mountain Resort - Playground
Heavenly Mountain Resort - Playground Heavenly Mountain Resort - in the gondola going down Heavenly Mountain Resort - in the gondola going down
Heavenly Mountain Resort - in the gondola going down Heavenly Mountain Resort - in the gondola going down Heavenly Mountain Resort - all the way down

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