Monday, February 18, 2008

We Made It

What is normally a 5 hour trip took 9 1/2 hours over two days. Nice. When we got up this morning, Amherst, had indeed received almost 18" of snow (and it had started snowing again). We left at 8:30 am. In the first 10 minutes on the road we saw more traffic than we had seen the entire day previous.

We went over through LaCrosse, cut across SE Minnesota and then took 52 down into Iowa. The blowing snow was incredible. Luckily, with the truck we were high enough up that we could see over or through the drifting while cars wer just having to drive through it blind. Huge piles of snow on the sides of the road were major hazards. As were the retards who were driving without their headlights on. It was very tense, very windy, and we switched drivers often. There's no way the kids are having school tomorrow*. I have my doubts about Wednesday, too if this wind continues. We could see that the East/West gravel roads were completely drifted shut. There is a tow ban on for most of Northeast and North Central Iowa.

I have pictures from our travels, but I have a new camera. Kurt still needs to load the software so that I can upload them. The ice on the trees that was glistening in the sun was gorgeous. The ice that was glistening on the highway, not so much.

Hopefully, we don't have to go to Green Bay anytime soon. Although, Rikki and I are planning on going to Madison to see Korrena on Saturday. I hear there is another storm coming - arriving on Saturday. Being trapped in WI twice in one week is probably more than I can handle.

*School cancelled for tomorrow at 3:20 today.

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