It was a totally different world than anything I was used to. We spent the week of Thanksgiving in Truckee, California. We arrived in a blizzard & left in the snowfall. You know it really is a big deal when the locals are telling you that even they were not prepared for this kind of weather. The area is unbelievably gorgeous & pictures don't do it justice, but here are a few.
Blizzard in action
25 miles around Lake Tahoe & up to the top of Mt. Watson (8,200 ft)
The morning after the blizzard
The clouds filling the valley
The 1st bloody Mary of the trip (running joke in our family)