10 February 2009

...12 Inches?! Oh yes...

Magical Mom was wondering in the comments yesterday how our little planned hike went in the snow storm we had?

Well...

We actually went to the Airstream early afternoon, relaxed and watched some movies, fully intending to hike around the rocks later...until a 4 o'clock phone call from Dina asking how the roads were, seeing as they were urging parents to immediately pick up their children, and work places letting their employees go home early because of the icy roads...and she needed to get into town and safely home asap.


We decided the hiking would be off for the time being, seeing as the snow was coming down in earnest...

Even the flamingos were covered.


After hopping in the Titan and running to Fry's for some vegan pot pies (which were very good, and perfect for the weather..and besides, who doesn't like a bit of fun snow driving drama with a seasoned New Hampshire driver?) Rich decided that he would not let me drive home because the roads were horrible. The other drivers were horrible as well...so, it was safer to stay at the Airstream.

Snowed in...at the Airstream!

I honestly can't think of a better place to snuggle up, hunker down and outlast a storm. Which is exactly what we did. I had actually brought my snugly comfy clothes (including my stripy thick socks) to watch afternoon movies in, so I was perfectly ready to sleep over. I had also been checking with Dina to see how the roads were (bad...she had a very hard time getting home) and to make sure the electricity was still on in town (since it went out for a bit in our area) just in case I needed to rescue the Meena...


We were both excited to wake up this morning to see all that happened in the night. After all, we spent most of the night before opening up the door and peeking out...or moving the curtains aside and peeking out to see the flakes falling.

After jumping out of bed this morning, we discovered about 6 inches fell all around. It was an amazing morning, with icy blue skies and the sun peeking out...


We started on our journey into town seeing as we both have businesses to open...


We drove to my house...but heavens! Where was it?!?

Oh...there it is...behind and underneath a foot of snow!

I live in town on a hill, which silly enough, is higher in elevation than Rich's home. We both ran in to comfort Ms. Meena (Rich mostly, because the kitty is wild about him!) and drink some decaf before heading into town for the day.


I am home finally, sitting down to a fire in the fireplace and sipping a nice warm cup of tea...trying to keep myself warm all over seeing as it's so chilly outside right now...but, it's totally worth it.

I am so happy that Rich was such a great hero (can you see him up there in that photo?) and a fantastic and safe driver...and a darned good snuggler to boot. After sliding down my road, I think we both agreed that it was a good thing that I did not attempt to drive Honey to Foolsewoode the night before...I am also a good driver in the snow (I grew up here when it snowed a lot, and lived in Flagstaff for 5 years) but seeing as it didn't look like the city did a lot of plowing (or any, for that matter...Rich pointed out that the front page of the Courier was toting this as the worst storm in Northern Arizona history. Um...really? Cause' I would think that the one in 68 that shut the town down, the one where people died and they had to air vac food in? That may have been a tad worse...just sayin') it was better that we drive around in the Titan instead. This afternoon when I went to get Honey was a much safer world indeed.

Upon driving home tonight, I noticed that it doesn't look like a lot of the snow has melted up here at Foolsewoode...and it may be challenging to drive out to appointments in the morning...

But it sure is breathtakingly beautiful.

4 comments:

flutter said...

gorgeous

molly said...

Where is the Airstream, Sadie? The photos are gorgeous!!!

Lois Grebowski said...

an airstream in the snow...

my dream scenario...

sigh...

someday...

maybe?

TomboCheck said...

I could only wish for twelve inches. The weather gods only saw fit to grant me three...

:-P

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