NaBloPoMo Last Post — Unexpectedly from the Road

I should have been home by now, with some pictures to show you of the weekend (though I didn’t take a bunch of photos that I should have).

But weather and bad roads intervened, and I am stuck in Rochester, Minnesota, typing in a motel lobby, due to black ice.  When you are passing your 15th accident/car in the ditch in your little Saturn that handles poorly in winter anyway, and traffic is going 20 miles an hour, and you have 90 miles to go, and it’s starting to snow more, and dark is falling — common sense hopefully kicks in.  (Especially with the Gothlet in the car.)

So no new photos. I am thankful to be safe and warm.  (Especially thankful that my good friends, who WERE involved in a car accident last night, are reasonably well even if their car isn’t.)  And tomorrow, in daylight, I have confidence that the very efficient Minnesota highway department will be on the job.  (Once the temperature warms up just a few degrees, it will be fine. It was just snow that melted, then froze, then blowing snow on top of the then dreaded ‘black ice’.  The road changed within 5 minutes from just a bit damp to causing one-car rollovers….)

I hope you are all safe and home with your families now.  As I will be soon! Take care, be safe, and hug your loved ones.  Till tomorrow —

9 responses to “NaBloPoMo Last Post — Unexpectedly from the Road

  1. Good call. Stay safe.

  2. I’m so glad you stopped. Our plans for a lovely lamb stew dinner with friends was thwarted due to the weather tonight, too. I sure hope most of the holiday weekend travelers a) got an early start and are home by now or b) are smart like you.

  3. I knew good sense ran in our family! I hope you have plenty of knitting with you.

  4. I’m glad you’re both safe and warm in a hotel rather than braving the road. Very sensible idea when the roads gets wicked.

  5. oh wow! glad you stopped to be safe! i haven’t spoken to my mum this wekend but she may be getting hit as well. Take care!

  6. Glad you’re safe, warm, and blogging! Looks like we got out of the nation’s mid-section at just the right time…take care!

  7. I’m glad you didn’t try to push on. Common sense is a wonderful thing.

  8. I’m so glad you are safe and warm! And your friends too… Does the motel have something nice for you? Cable you never see? Good hot drinks? A little yarn boutique????

  9. Glad , you are all right , we have snow and blowing here, School was delayed 2 hours this morning, Doesn’t look any better for the rest of the week that just means good knitting weather.

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