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Squaw Valley Blizzard

Posted by travelgirl Feb 2, 2008

We finally made it to Squaw Valley today only to be hit by a blizzard; we made the best of the situation by cuddling inside with hot chocolate. I have never been stuck in a blizzard before so I was nearly in shock when the car was completely covered in snow after about 30 minutes. The white blanket that covered the ground and everything around us was absolutely beautiful. After dinner with family and friends we are ready to turn in for the evening. I thought I woudl share a couple of photos from the storm with you before I call it a night. These pictures were shot right before the blizzard really hit hard.

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Reno

Posted by travelgirl Feb 1, 2008

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.

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