May 2019 Update from Truckee, California

 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you all! This is Jessica here, covering the monthly newsletter as Megan is at home with her baby girl and family. Megan sends her love and this message: "I am happy to announce the birth of a healthy baby girl. Meet Quinn Eliana Evans-Gendron, born May 3, 2019 at 7 lb. 6 oz. We are both doing fantastic and look forward to seeing you around Truckee soon.”

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Memorial Weekend usually signifies the start of summer, however this year, Mother Nature has different plans for us. Here in the mountains, we are used to being light on our feet and going with whatever the weather presents us. Summer is definitely fast approaching--wildflowers are popping up, and the coyotes and bears are out and about--but as I type this, freezing rain is coming down fast and hard. Usually this weekend in Truckee would mark the final thaw of winter’s snow and the end of the ski season with golf and mountain biking to look forward to. This is not quite the case this year! After the recent snow and freezing temps, there was fresh powder for skiers and riders to enjoy. Though your bikes and beach towels are ready to be put to use, they likely won’t be needed for at least a couple more weeks.


Photo taken May 18th in Downtown Truckee.

Photo taken May 18th in Downtown Truckee.

Photo taken May 19th in Tahoe Donner.

Photo taken May 19th in Tahoe Donner.


Regardless of the lingering winter, the Truckee/Tahoe area offers an array of activities and events for you and your family these next few weekends. There will be plenty of Memorial Day weekend events, like the Made in Tahoe Festival, that will go on whatever the weather. May 31st-June 2nd, be sure to catch the Craw Thaw Festival in downtown Truckee. It’s the second year for this free New Orleans-inspired street festival -- complete with Grammy-nominated musicians, food, drinks, and a special farm-to-table brunch benefitting the California Wildfire Relief Fund. The weekly summer concerts series will begin all around the area this month including everyone’s favorite: Truckee Thursdays! Summer events are certainly peeking through the winter weather and soon we will all be able to enjoy the warm California sun. Until then, when life hands you lemons, get yourself over to Squaw for a May powder day.

— Jessica