|Our Little Man safe in Daddy's arms|
|Litttle Man loves his Pooh rocker|
We had our first blizzard of the year this week and what a blizzard it was! The entire state shut down for the most part. They'd predicted 3 to 5 inches in our area and I think we ended up with around 14 inches. After the storm stopped the winds picked up and we experienced white out conditions and severe drifts to the point they shut down all interstate traffic. Semi trucks were parked up at Walmart almost to the point it was difficult to find parking spots for employees or customers. Those parked and travelers that took refuge at local hotels shopped and caught up on laundry. After two days of the state being shut down they are finally reopening the freeways and the trucks are starting to move.
|The best way to hang out during a blizzard|
If you've never driven in prairie country it's hard to understand how deadly the winds can be this time of year. When there are no buildings or trees to block them they just pick up speed and even semi trucks aren't safe from being blown off the roads. Add slick road conditions and the danger increases more. I was able to make it in both days to my job but the roads were an obstacle course of drifts to plow through, this is when I realize how awesome 4-wheel drive vehicles are. My son has a Taurus. He made it to work but couldn't get home in it so a coworker was kind enough to give him a ride home. His car just wasn't equal to 2+ foot snowdrifts.