Earlier I took Little Papi out for a walk in the snow, down to the lake where we saw people ice fishing in the distance, snow blowing around them, giving it kind of an ethereal quality. It was cold -- bracing and refreshing (but the wind was sharp!)
Route 86 and the famous lake effect snow, which we (enjoyed/endured, take your pick) for a little over 100 miles -- heavy snow, lowered visibility, but no accumulation --so not too bad to drive in. Much better than the first 40 miles out of Chautauqua-- though the road was plowed, changing lanes meant crossing slush-covered ice. Very exciting, though I sure hoped it wouldn't stay like that through the rest of Ohio and Indiana. Though I haven't driven real winter weather in a long time, I'm grateful I learned to drive on New England roads in winter!
After the snow subsided and the skies cleared, we saw the beauty of yesterday's ice storm, and were glad we hadn't tried to drive in it. Even more so when we passed three jack-knifed tractor-trailers on Rte. 90. Two were on the side of the road, facing the wrong way. A third was in the meridian. (We weren't quick enough to catch the shot, but this is what they looked like - all ended up facing the oncoming traffic.)
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from the little blue cottage to redwood city,
Joe, Di, Little Papi and the Meep are taking the Dream Car and hitting the road back to the west coast. for awhile, anyway.