I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted, but it's been an action packed week.
Our Christmas was very nice. Quiet, relaxing, fun.
The day after Christmas Mr. Tennis and I headed to Reno, NV to check up on The Nephews and pick up my brother, Mr. Connor and bring him back here to LA.
We left about 8am in the morning and had planned on an 8 hour drive. You know what they say about making plans.....
We hit the Sierra Nevada mountain area about 4pm and started seeing signs about "chain warnings". Huh?
Good thing we stopped for gas and talked to the attendant inside. Yes, it was snowing and icy up on the pass through the mountains and the highway patrol was requiring everyone to have chains to go through.
Bought some chains just in case (we weren't even seeing snow at this point) and started what we thought would be a 2 hour drive through the pass.
Did I mention it was The Donner Pass? Google it if you aren't familiar with the story.
To put your mind at ease, if you are familiar, we started out with two adults and two dogs and ended our "2 hour drive" with two adults and two dogs at 11:30pm. Took us over 6 hours to make the drive at a snail's pace and one container of Christmas cookies.
Good thing for the dogs we had those cookies.
Yes Mom there are still cookies back here, stop looking at me like that!
Here's some pictures of what turned out to be quite the driving adventure for four Floridians - one who grew up in Canada and completely forgot everything there was to know about driving in the snow!
You know what they say about a full moon (well, almost full, but it might as well have been)
The donning of the chains...
Lots of cars in ditches, but the Floridians made it to their Reno hotel.
Everything looks better in the light of day...
The Bostons channeled their inner Husky and handled the snow quite well.
And of course, seeing cute nephews made the trip totally worthwhile!
Mr. T and 18 month old Sebastian
Three month old Theodore.
So, what did you do the week after Christmas?????
Next up: drive back through the mountains in the light of day and our stop at Carmel and Pebble Beach.