This weekend we visited Wisconsin. I headed to Appleton, Wisconsin on Saturday for my cousin’s baby shower. On Friday night, it took us four hours to get to West Salem, which usually only takes about two and a half hours. I continued on to Tomah to spend the night at my parents house, while Joel remained in West Salem for the weekend. My mom and I continued on to Appleton on Saturday morning. Our travel time increased by thirty minutes, but the roads weren’t nearly as bad as Friday night. We had a fabulous time visiting with my cousins, my aunts and my grandma celebrating the Hruby Twins pending arrival in April. My mom and I hit the road for home and experienced pretty good roads all the way back to Tomah. After watching the news on Saturday evening, I was concerned for our return trip to Minneapolis. Joel and his dad figured if I left Tomah around 10 am I could pick Joel up and we would beat the worst of the morning snow fall and early afternoon wind and blowing snow. For the most part we missed the worst of it and the drive went better than Friday evening. Here is a taste of Highway 52 south of the Twin Cities with near white-out conditions.
We made it home safe and promptly released The Beast (our snowblower) to take care of the snow from the weekend while we were away.
Here’s to hoping it won’t get as cold and windy tomorrow as they are predicting. If you can stay home and cuddle up with a good book–DO IT, if not be careful and be safe. ^br