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Friday, February 21, 2014

Our Daily Drive...

10:03 am - 36 degrees - overcast with a light breeze...

We actually had a calm, nice morning today.  We haven't had a nice day like this in well over a week - it's not snowing or raining and there isn't any crazy wind or thick fog.  I took advantage of the nice weather and snapped some pictures of our daily drive this morning.

The nearest school bus stop is over 8 miles away, so I drive our kids to and from school every day - it’s just over an hour round trip.  Seven miles of that drive is on a one-lane pothole strewn gravel logging road.  People wonder why I go through tires so quickly or why I’m visiting the local tire store getting a flat fixed at least once a month – well it’s because I drive anywhere between 28 to 56 miles up and down the mountain on that one-lane pothole strewn gravel logging road.  The county road is in need of some serious repair but the scenery is spectacular.

Here are some pictures of our daily drive...

I love this section of the road with the 100+ foot tall old growth trees
that are partially covered in moss and the lush green wall of sword ferns.

There is a small rock slide and landslide that is currently covered in snow.
Thankfully the driveway is still passable though.
Just one more thing that has been added to the very long to-do-list.

The wind knocked over two trees.

The mountain is out... well almost.  The top is still hiding in the clouds.

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