We are pretty much stuck as where to go this yr for thanksgiving :-(

As of now, we have plans to drive up to Reno via Sacramento(from South bay);
With 1 day at Virginia city(railroad any good?) & another in Carson city(city hall, if at all) we plan to come back home via Stockton, CA. With a short detour to Lodi for the "Sandhill cranes spotting", I think we might call it a vacation!

I really don't think Tahoe is becoming big on snow by then. So, a visit to Tahoe is not in plans for now.

I have not reserved anything at all for this. So, the plan is totally fluid.
Anything you feel I can see on the way, or with a short detour, please share your views.