Monday, December 22

Um...that is enough snow, thank you!

As the truck pushed through the newly fallen snow I took one last look at the "mobe", then one last look at the lodge, slowly the mountains faded.

The roads continued to get worse and the knuckle got whiter. It wasn't until my husband had to get out of the truck to help orchestrate a group of men to get an ambulance out of the snow bank that my nerves got the best of me. I contemplated tinkling in a Nalgene...my options where limited. Unbelievably, I was able to use that mind over matter technique. With three hours parked in the middle of the highway or at a slow crawl, complete white out conditions, wind strong enough to pick my husband up (it really did) and 4 more days of driving ahead of us, a sigh was all I could conjure up.

(I would love to post pictures, but this connection is super slow...maybe the high winds, blowing snow conditions....have effected the internet as well. A long version of the highway from #$@@ still to come.)

11 comments:

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! ♥ Hugs :) Shauna

Kimmy said...

Be safe and Merry Christmas!!

Lori said...

Thanks for stopping by my 100th post and giveaway! Have a wonderful and safe holiday season!! :)

Cassie said...

Oh gosh! Be careful, and have a Merry Christmas! Stay warm, dry, and on the ground (stay out of that wind)!

Jill said...

I'm praying for you to have a safe trip home, and I'll be looking forward to seeing the pictures when you have a connection that can handle it.

Veggie Mom said...

Let it snow? I say, "No!"

Jen said...

stay safe and warm! i hope you make it there in good time and without event!

and seriously- way to go not peeing in a nalgene. my aim's not that great. i would have hopped out of the car- traffic be darned. :)

Auds at Barking Mad said...

I hear ya on the snow thing. We got about 3 feet over this past weekend and I'm just over it. But, it's pretty. And everything is so quiet and sparkly.

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and that the New Year is happy, warm and safe!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Holy cow! Sounds horrible. I hope you're out of that mess and relaxing for Christmas!

MaryRC said...

i can only imagine. we had snow in vegas and that is totally unheard of. the city fell apart with only 6 inches of snow... desert rats! LOL

michelle said...

Oh dear! That kind of driving is so very stressful. What a relief that you made it through okay.