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Thanksgiving in Reno

December 12, 2012

Thanksgiving this year was a quiet peaceful time.  I drove to Reno early Thanksgiving morning, curious to see the traffic.  In past years the trip from Baltimore to New Jersey required an EARLY start to avoid traffic on the Delaware Memorial Bridge.  Oftentimes my cousin and I would ride together.  A coffee stop was mandatory, as was a nap once we arrived (usually in time to see the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade).

This year’s trip held no tolls and no turnpikes, but it did include the Donner Pass and Lake Tahoe.  I wasn’t sure if there would be ski-traffic to navigate.  I left Sacramento at 7:30am (Starbucks in hand) and had smooth sailing the entire way to Reno.

KK took care of the kitchen duties while Cricket and I did needlework.


Cricket shows off her handiwork while Chloe snuggles under that polka-dot blanket.

The next day we took a trip to Graeagle, CA to gather pine cones and greenery for Christmas decorations.


Our intrepid hunter-gatherers

It was a gorgeous day – bright and sunny.


Tank worked the pruner (boy did he love that tool!).


Cricket found a hiking stick…


which absorbed most of her attention.


Chloe was a blur in motion, but I did manage to snap a quick pic.


Dis going take long? I busy.

We emerged with full baskets and happy memories…


and then decided to explore the town of Graeagle.


Those little red cabins are a line of shops.  The community center was also hosting a craft fair that day.  I’m glad we took the extra time to explore.

Then it was home to Reno

IMG_1577and some rest.


Um, ‘scuse me. Dis my mama.

A Thanksgiving filled with thankfulness for time together and love for family near and far.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. seriouslykk permalink
    December 13, 2012 11:59 am

    That last photo is still my favorite!!
    Thanks for hangin’ with us!

  2. December 15, 2012 10:35 am

    It is my favorite too, KK! What a great Thanksgiving!


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