The first few days of Winter in Truckee, aka the first snow, came just before our trip there for my friend Reichel‘s friendsgiving dinner. I promised to bring the my favorite cranberry sauce, and sticky-bottom carrots as a side dish. The weather looked clear, and we just hoped that some of the snow would stick around for some fun during our trip.
For this trip, we partnered with Cadillac to test out the CTS V Sedan. I had some apprehensions going in, because all of my thoughts revolved around rappers and Grandma cars, but let me tell you now, this is not your Grandma’s Cadillac. The drive up was smooth sailing, and the car was the most comfortable I’ve driven. Sometimes my knees will get tense after hours of driving, but that didn’t happen this time.
Once we got settled in, we cooked up our contributions to the meal while the boys played outside in the snow. The rest of our time was split between snowball fights and cozy cabin visits. We snuck away one morning for breakfast in downtown Truckee at a place called Coffee &. If you’re ever in Truckee for breakfast, I highly recommend it. The hearty breakfast we had was a perfect addition to the chilly mornings.
Afterward we spent some time exploring the area, although the boys favorite stop was the small museum at the train station. It’s full of train memorabilia and even has a train table for the little ones to enjoy. The attendant inside was friendly and very knowledgeable about the area and it’s rich history.
With an aim to be out of the mountains by dusk, we drove home into the sunset. One of my favorite features (among many) is the CTS-V is the heads-up display. It makes driving effortless, and safer knowing that you don’t have to take your eyes off the road to see your speed or what song is playing. One of the biggest problems I had with it (which wasn’t even a real problem) is that I didn’t get to drive it to it’s full potential. With a 0-60mph time of 4.4 seconds you don’t have to go anywhere slow, but it would be easy to get yourself into trouble quickly. Going back to driving my own car was a little bit of a challenge this time, but we’re happy to be home none the less.
Our CTS-V sedan for this trip was sponsored by Cadillac. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make life here a little sweeter.