2013 - Here we come travel blog

Driving thru Truckee ......

... another view of downtown Truckee

Ted and Betty at the Donner Summit

Evelyn and Ernie at the Donner Summit

Us at the Donner Summit

Ken walking around the Donner Summit

Snow was still on the ski slope at the summit

Betty enjoying the snow from a distance

On to the monument at Donner Pass

The snow that year was as high as the monument

The lady is holding a baby

Us at the monument - can you image the snow as tall...

The gang at Donner Pass

Another day of adventure out of Reno. The weather report said that Reno would be over a 100 so we decided it would be a good time to head to the mountains.

Our first adventure, we drove thru Truckee, CA, didn't stop because it was a lot of people due to the beer feast that was happening that day.

So on to the Donner Summit, the summit that the Donner party was trying to make during that harsh winter that killed so many of the their party.

After we left the summit we wanted to find the monument at Donner Pass. This monument was built as high as the snow was that fateful year to let people know what the Donner party had to endure. It was so amazing, it is hard to believe the hardships of those people.

While we were at the summit the temps were in the 60's and as we arrived back in Reno the temps were in the high 90's.

Until the next time ........... have fun and stay safe

God Bless

Ken and Fran

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