Monday, January 24, 2011

Slip-Sliding Away




You'll never guess where I was last weekend. 
I was actually several places.
The picture above was taken at 
Mac's Inn in Idaho. 
How cold was it?
So cold that in the rest room
there was a sign over the sink that read, 
"Please leave the water running."




And look at these icy and snow-packed roads! 
Slip-sliding away doesn't really describe it. 
Hubby was driving. 
I didn't dare have him stop, so 
I took this picture through the windshield. 

We were on our way to Billings, Montana
for the wedding of my nephew. 
The drive was pretty dicey.
North of Livingston, we ran into high winds 
and drifting snow the likes of which 
I've never seen before. 
Snow snaked and swirled across 
the highway like angry dust devils. 
At times, it was a total white-out.
Talk about white-knuckled driving.

The freeway closed
because so many cars slid off the road.

Luckily, we made it to Billings in one piece.
On the big day, the sun was shining.

The wedding was beautiful. 

Here's the happy couple, Craig and Kassie,
with my brother, Steve, and his wife, Tonya.


While in Billings, I stopped at Every Needful Thing, where they carry my books. I met the owner/manager Andrea Ayers. She has a wonderful store. I promised if I ever came back to Billings that I would let her know ahead of time to schedule a signing.


Other family members came to the reception.


This is TJ and his wife, Libbie. 
Such a cute family!

We left the next day. 
The forecast warned of a 70% chance of snow, 
but we were lucky and missed it. 


Here's a pic of Island Park on our way home. 
Beautiful scenery!!! 






So, what wonderful adventure did you have last weekend?

9 comments:

  1. We started dying before the snow, and like the snow, we continued to fall.
    Tracks by Louise Erdrich.

    I had to read why they had started dying! :)

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  2. No exciting weekend for me. I cleared up after a dinner party on the Friday.

    Yours looked wonderful,although the snow made me shiver.

    Lovely bridal photo, thanks for sharing.

    An award awaits for you over at my blog.

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  3. Beautiful snow pictures, but I'm really happy I wasn't driving in it. You had an excellent adventure for sure. Mine wasn't nearly as exciting. We drove around San Antonio scouting locations for my next project.

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  4. Wonderful photos! Glad you got to the wedding and back safely.

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  5. I tried skiing down my first green run. It was more of a ski-fall-ski-fall thing. We also had a white out half hour - not fun on the top of a hill doing the snow plow. But it was an adventure.

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  6. Carol,
    Scouting for locations in San Antonio sounds like fun to me. At least you weren't cold. :D

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  7. Talli,
    I very grateful we arrived home safe and sound. It certainly was an adventure. :D

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  8. Glynis,
    You know, I can identify with that saying. Thanks for sharing it. :D

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  9. Glynis,
    A dinner party sounds like fun to me, and much safer.

    Thanks for the award. I'll hop over and collect it. :D

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