Merry Christmas eve - in the snow on December 24th

The storm blew through yesterday.  Today dawned clear and sunny.  We checked the road conditions.  In early afternoon, the five us of piled into Tom's 4-wheel drive CRV and drove the 52 miles from Nevada City to Truckee:  Me and Jimmy, Matt and Jen, and Jen's dad, Tom (her mom, Alice stayed home nursing a head cold).  What follows is a pictorial essay of a most beautiful picture-postcard day.  

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains.  John Muir   

Driving north on Hwy 20 toward Truckee, CA. 

With a photo-op stop along the way:  Matt and Jen!

 Not easy to read the sign!

I-80 near the Donner Pass Summit of 7,227'.

 Truckee exit.

After lunch @ Jax on the Trax, Jen poses with Frosty near the train station.

"Oh, the weather outside's delightful..."

Jimmy, Tom, Jen and Matt.

Me and Jimmy all bundled up.

Truckee depot (built in 1900) on the right.

The sun's behind the mountain now... temp is in the 20's... time to leave... head back down the mountain to our warm Nevada City home, and Jimmy's gumbo!

What a wonderful day!


  1. Anonymous1:14 PM

    playing in the snow: priceless! love from NANNIE

  2. Beautiful snowy pictures to LOOK at. :)


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