We finally made a trip to Truckee during the 4th of July weekend and Billy's 6 day off. It had been over 2 years since we had been up there so we were well over due for a trip.
Truckee is a very crowded place during the 4th of July.... but we were able to enjoy being there none the less. We played at Donner Lake on Saturday, Monday & Tuesday. Sunday we made it down to North Lake Tahoe for church and ran into some long time friends of Billy. Really, we ran into long time friends of Billy everywhere we went, but that's to be expected in a smaller town.
We supported the Truckee fire department's 4th of July pancake breakfast and watched some of the parade afterwards. We spent time with all of Billy's brothers and family. We enjoyed a walk by the Truckee river and I even got a run around Donner Lake in. (7 miles I think)
The boys played baseball in Billy's old back yard, just like he used to do with his brothers. I think it brought back memories for them all.
The firework show over Donner Lake was amazing, one of the most epic firework shows I have ever seen. We sat on the West end beach and were pretty much right underneath them! Leila wasn't too thrilled with the loudness and neither were the boys at first. But the boys eventually calmed down and enjoyed the show as well.
All in all it was a great trip up north. We all had a nice time visiting with family and enjoying the beauty of being in green mountains and lots of flowing water!