Sunday, January 03, 2010

Home safe after a "little detour"

Well, we're home safe.

It was snowing like mad most of the way and at one point in midwestern Ontario, the 402 highway was closed for several excits--there was 2 feet of fresh snow on the ground and it was snowing hard and very windy--blowing and drifting.

They shuttled us off the highway but with no directions on what to do and we followed the wagon train of other cars at 10-20 miles and hour for miles and miles and miles through low visibility--getting worried we were lost and following someone who had no idea where they were going. It was really beautiful. The light was a pale tangerine yellow through the falling and drifting snow. The snow whispered over itself and shifting curtains. But the driving--the rutted snow--the bad visibility! Eventually, though, we did make it back to the highway--that wasn't much of an improvement, but at least we weren't lost. Gradually the snow let up and the driving got a little better and then a little more better --it continued to improve and once we got into Michigan,t he roads were nearly clear and at home almost dry.

But it was quite harrowing for a while. The trip was much longer than usual.

It feels good to be inside a warm dry house.

Happy New Year!


Coffeypot said...

Some people have all the fun. Glad you are home and not a popsicle.

Shadowplay said...

So glad you made it safe and sound... What an adventure. Being home after a trek like that feels so good!

Happy New Year to you, Mary!


Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks John and APril, it IS GOOD to be HOME! Happy New Year!