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Monday, February 18, 2013

Nothern California

After driving through Nevada we reached Northern California 

The snow was heavy and we had to stop and put on the chains we had purchased before starting the trip.  When on the highway they have workers stopping cars and checking that you have chains before you can go on.  

Beautiful but scary to drive thru

We stopped at Truckee, California in Donner Pass to check the weather.  Not being on a schedule we thought we could find a room and just hang out while the storm to passed.  It was snowing so hard I stayed in the car so we could keep the windows clean.  Hubby came out and we headed on down the road.  They were expecting 5 FEET of snow that evening and next day.  

God's timing is so perfect.  When we got back on the highway we were blessed to be right behind 3 snow plows then a highway patrol car.  We had a perfect escort through that heavy storm.  we passed many cars who were stuck along the side of the road.

It's amazing how quickly things changed. 

love this shot

Make sure you enlarge this to see the sculpture.

Just stayed in California long enough to get to southern Oregon. 
 We were headed to our son and family for Christmas Day.
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Leovi said...

Yes, these pictures are truly gorgeous, I like, especially the rainbow, there is also wonderful.

Bev said...

Wow that is alot of snow!

SmilingSally said...

I'll bet you were thankful for those chains.

Have a good Blue Monday, Debbie.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Incredibly beautiful!

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Lea said...

Beautiful snow photos!
Amazingly beautiful rainbow!
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Gracie O'Tripp said...

These are spectacular photos. The rainbow is so brilliant.

jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Wow Debbie, your trip was an adventure in snow. Beautiful but scary. Love all your photos. Thanks for sharing.
xo, Jeanne

PS, It is nice to visit you today.


Wow...what an adventurous couple you are driving in that weather. Such beautiful scenery tho. Glad you made it safely.

Ann said...

Oh that first picture looks majestic!!! So glad you were safe and careful. I bet the sign about chains kinda made you nervous. So happy for you two.

Gemma Wiseman said...

O what exciting views of Nature's moods and beauties! A fantastic journey to experience!

Anonymous said...

Wow, just amazing! What an adventure in our changeable nature. Great pictures :0)

Annemor said...

Thanks for all the wonderful pictures, It' hard to pick one and say, that's the best.
Have a nice day.

HansHB said...

A great sky-post!
I like it!

Birgitte said...

Tak for din hilsen, det er mange fine bileder du har på :-)

Laura said...

amazing images... glad you made it out before the 5 feet of snow... and the double rainbow, wow!

NatureFootstep said...

such a beautiful landscape. Snow chains are rarely used in Sweden. I think only those who clear the road does.

Simply Delicious said...

Beautiful winter photos.

Ice Cream

Carolyn Robbins said...

Hello Debbie,

What wonderful photographs!
Love the snow ones as we have
snow here too.

Thanks for your kind words
upon stopping by the
Warm Heart Bears Blog.

Bear Hugs,

Melusine said...

Great views, thans for sharing :)

Tondeleya Allen said...

Debbie, those are some breathtaking photos of the outdoors.

Linda said...

Beautiful pictures, a lot of winter ;)
Have a nice day, and thank you for commenting on my blog! :)
Hugs from Linda :)