Sunday, December 5, 2010

Snow Plows ( Friday, December 3, 2010 )

Pre note: I wrote this post Up North on scratch paper...with an actual pencil.  My parents still live in the stone-age and don't have a computer.  Therefore, I had to wait 'til I came home to post.

Four to nine inches of snow and eleven dozen cookies.

Mom may tell me to stay home for Thanksgiving because the roads are bad but a "little" snow isn't going to stop me from getting rid of eleven dozen cookies.  Saturday my mom's neighbor had a Christmas cookie exchange that my mom, sister and I decided to participate it.  So I had to make it Up North.

The roads in the cities were horrible.  It took me an hour to get to Hwy. 10.  One 5 cars could make it through a stop light before it turned red again.  Once we got on the highway, we were cruising at a speed of 45 mph.  Half way to my parents we got caught behind a snowplow and going at a max speed of 25 mph.  It was a two-lane highway so passing it was definitely not an option.  I'm a firm believer in Stay Back Stay Alive.

Another reason why we had to stay such a far distance behind was because the snow was so light, as it was pushed to the side, the wind picked it up and swirled it around.  It was like driving in a blizzard even though it had actually stopped snowing.

So a drive that should have taken 90 minutes actually took over 3 1/2 hours.  I'd rather drive in a tornado (as I did this summer) than to drive behind another snow plow.