Monday, March 15, 2010

is it crazy that I still love the snow?!

after getting stuck in Clines Corners, New Mexico for 3 1/2 hours because of the snow... I still manage to love the snow!

Here is the story of our latest adventure...

Chase and I went to Albuquerque this weekend to visit my family. We left Albuquerque at 5:30 pm on Sunday evening... it was snowing a little by then, but not sticking to the ground. We had heard it was going to snow, but weren't expecting this...

this was the side of the road coming through the canyon where we started going 5 miles an hour in one lane traffic... we stayed this way all the way to Clines Corners, which is only about 45 miles from my mom's house. (but took us 3 hours) Once we got to Clines Corners we decided to pull off to see what the weather and roads were doing & to go to the restroom. Once we arrived there it started dumping snow & we couldn't see 2 feet in front of us. So we decided to wait it out for a bit...

here is the parking lot at the gas station where semi trucks were packed to sleep, (probably 50 trucks!) families were piled in the only gas station open in Clines Corners, and where Chase and I hung out for 3 1/2 hours...

we decided to just relax, hang out, & wait for the storm to let up & for snow plows to come...

we had dinner (chips & dip) and a movie! So we were set...

Finally after we saw 3 snow plow trucks drive east we decided to hit the road to Santa Rosa where we got a hotel room at the Days Inn. We arrived there around 2:00 am. Paige made herself at home & we got a good nights rest (well if you call 4 hours a good nights rest).

What an adventure! We are thankful that we made it home safely and that we were able to make the best of it!

4 comments:

Malinda said...
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Malinda said...

So glad you made it home safe!! Loved having you here..it was so much fun! Next time we will check the weather forecast a little better....haha

ann said...

How crazy! Love reading and hearing about you two. It makes me miss those first few years.

Thanks for your sweet blog comments. I wish you lived close too!! I would take you up on your offer and let you baby-sit.

Love your new blog picture/header!

kirstin said...

ummm, I think it is crazy that you love snow period. however, after getting trapped because of the snow, you are more crazy to love it. :)
I, on the other hand, am wearing a sundress and couldn't be wishing the sunshine here more quickly. maybe you should move to denver and I should move to the hot desert? :)