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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Scary!!!

Well... with yesterday being Saturday I decide to go grocery shopping. Innocent enough right? WRONG!
Tristan wanted to come with me so it was just he and I hanging out. It had snowed quite a bit the night before but I've driven in a snow a bazillion times now so I didn't think anything of it. Well about halfway down to anchorage (a 40 mile drive) to go grocery shopping on base I regretted leaving the house BIG TIME~!!
The snow kicked in and it was snowing hard and fast and the flakes were the size of 50 cent pieces! I had been driving slower than freeway speed already but slowed down even more. Then out of nowhere everyone in front of me slammed on their brakes. Now anyone who has driven in slippery snow ice covered freeway speeded roads know that this is NOT a good combination. I hit my brakes and start slowing down... everyone in front of me is scattering either moving to the side so they dont rearend anyone of sliding off to the side from the icy roads. I didn't slide, I was so proud of myself lol. But the problem was an accident... probably from people thinking they can go 70mph in that weather.
There ended being a TON of cars on the side of the roads....... all the way down, and all the way back. It took Tristan and I almost double the time to get down to Anchorage and back. I drove 45mph and under the entire way... it was so slippery and scary. My heart was racing most of the time.
The pictures here don't do it justice .... it looked awful outside and was chilly cold and frozen and ugh...... I will NOT be leaving the house in weather like that again!











2 comments:

Oterofamfour said...

OMG! I am so glad that you made it home safely even if it did take double the time! It is so scarey driving in that kind of weather! Last month when it was raining ALOT, Bert and I went out and on the way home we jumped on Summerlin PKWY and 360'd cause we took the corner kinda fast! We were like WHOOOOOOOOOOOOA! Afterward it was kinds funny! But not at the time! PHWE! I am glad you made it! xoxox

jandsholman said...

Yep, looks like Nebraska roads when we get a lot of snow!