Sept. 22nd was the first snowfall of the season...And I missed it!! I went to Dayton to visit my mom and came back in a bit of a rain storm but was devastated when I heard that not only did it snow in Truckee but also in Tahoe City where I work!! I missed it completely! Although it did get me to thinking about snow tires, all wheel drive, 4x4 and is my car ready for this!? Do I need a windshield cover? Or should I get an ice scraper? Can I just throw water on the snow to wash it off the car?? I thought I had a few more weeks to figure this all out....but tonight, while at home the temps dropped, the rain fell and sure enough snow has covered the ground!! Im filled with excitement of a New Adventure and then begin to wonder about tomorrow..... will I need a snow shovel, will my car be safe to drive, do I have enough warm clothes?? I don't know the answers ....but that is part of the Adventure!!