This driving day sure wasn’t for the faint of heart. It started out ok and I was on the road by 8:00AM because my EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT had the fear of gawd put into me about the elevations I had to get through.
I wasn’t on the road very long though before the conditions started to deteriorate….
And deteriorate more………….
And even more ! I got behind this 18 wheelie and figured I’d stay behind him in his tracks…………
NOBODY WAS MOVING !! I wasn’t able to see what the problem was (other than the obvious) up ahead. Probably sat there for about 1/2 hour or more. I wasn’t worried though ‘cause I was ‘home’. Had food, water and heat – yup, I was good for the night and began envisioning people coming knocking at my door to be let in out of the cold !! LOL
Then HELP TO THE RESCUE….I backed up to let them through and the car beside me did also. But this idiot in that small car did not. They sure had a hell of a time getting around to do the roads.
Look, This idiot STILL hasn’t moved out of the way !!
Once the trucks got through and sanded the roads traffic started to move again - sure the IDIOT will move now !! I was determined to get behind the sand truck and stay there – but he lost me in no time.
This poor person was not having much luck…..
I continued to travel along ( SLOWLY ) in the tracks of the sand truck…
And it wasn’t long before the conditions improved….
GOODBYE OREGON – HELLO CALIFORNIA !!
Amazing what a difference 1/2 hour makes in driving conditions….
Actually it was overcoming that 4500’ elevation instead of the 1/2 hour wasn’t it !! This poor guy wasn’t having a good day either. From a distance it looked like the whole car was on fire.
I still had a few more STEEP hills to get though….
And the closeness of that snow on that mountain caused me some concern….
But the rest of the driving day was clear sailing. Now surely to goodness I won’t encounter any more days like this !!
Drove 189miles/304kms today but it sure seemed like much more than that.
Tomorrow is going to be a very slow day for me I expect !