Well I finally made it to Nevada, flight delays, rental car woes, and freezing weather and it was so worth it. I finally got to meet my little cousins and am enjoying the beautiful mountain air. We are near Reno at the base of the mountain. Tomorrow we will head up to Tahoe to see the lake and ski at Squaw Valley. The people here are so nice and the pace of life is a lot different than what I am used to. Even my Urban raised cousin drives a little slower than he used to and does not seem phased by time. The natural beauty that surrounds us is such a foreign site to me. Growing up in a sunny climate, snow is something I have only experienced a handful of times. I look forward to my day tomorrow and to a nice relaxing weekend away from the hub-bub of my normal city life.