I guess it's one of the hazards of living in the mountains. But I thought it was pretty cool.
The main downtown strip is lined with buildings dating back to the 1800's, and filled with boutiques, cafes, kitchenware stores, and bars. It feels very much like something out of a movie.
My favorite store is a place called The Pharmacy (I believe) which was at no time an actual pharmacy. It used to be a theater, once upon a time, that Charlie Chaplan performed in. It's filled with fancy (and expensive) lotions and candles, lingerie and bedding.
After a lovely lunch and more window shopping Melinda took me to a spot in Truckee where you have a great view of the whole town.