For Thanksgiving I would head to Portland/Hood River if the rains have started the choices and quality of runs will make the hardest part of your day deciding if you want to run Opal Creek or EF of the Lewis or the White Salmon.
Sounds like a nice thanksgiving...lots to be thankful for!!! I will definitely do a little research...I'm going to look into what the water might be like around Truckee too. I know they got a ridiculous amount of snow last year, but I don't know if that makes any difference now.
Westwater is always a good option too if I need to stay closer to Co.
Thanks for the suggestions!