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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Simple Trip To Town...

11:17 am - 35 degrees - blue sky and sunshine with 28+ mph winds (currently have 3+ inches of snow)...

...isn’t so simple – especially in the winter time. 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - I don’t like driving in the snow!  Well maybe I would if it wasn’t on a one lane curvy mountain road (that’s skirting the edge of the mountain in numerous areas) with a 100+ foot drop off most of the way.  Which let me tell you can be extremely nerve wracking when you’re rig goes sliding towards that drop-off.  You can see from previous posted pictures {click here} that there isn’t a guard rail or anything to stop the rig from going over.  So maybe I would like driving in the snow if it was flat... and I knew that I wouldn’t be going over a cliff.

Besides the nerve wracking drive itself, there is always the very real possibility of getting stuck.  So when there’s snow on the ground (regardless if it’s an inch or a foot), before I ever head out, I always make sure that I have a snow shovel, tire chains, extra food, blankets, snow shoes, and snow gear for everyone in the car.  It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

This year we have been experiencing colder than normal temperatures with a little bit of snow and a lot of ice.  Due to the icy conditions on the roads, our kids are on their third snow day already!


1 comment:

  1. Stay safe up there, neighbor! We've been thinking about you bunches with these cold temps. Hope you're staying warm. Blessings!

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