For Christmas this year, we headed out to Fort Collins, Colorado where my aunt and uncle live. Because of the time when we had to leave, we decided to stay overnight in the middle of nowhere Kansas so that we wouldn’t be driving in the dark in snow/ice. On the way to our stopping point we grabbed dinner where I accidentally sat down and took a drink from my sister’s cup. Needless to say, I didn’t like what was in it. 🙂
The first part of the drive was fine…a little fog and some snow that was already on the ground but nothing else. The next day however, was a different story. We headed out and found ourselves in the midst of some serious wind which caused some serious snow blowing.
Then a little further down the road, we came to a sheet of ice that completely covered the road. Everywhere we looked there were cars and trucks in ditches. We were following a line of a couple other cars that were all pretty much going around 20 to 30 miles an hour.
Finally we made it to the Oasis…literally. You have to love the irony of fake palm trees surrounded by piles of snow! All I have to say about the Oasis is God bless whoever decided that the middle of nowhere Kansas needed a Starbucks! It was a great place to get out of the car and breathe after driving on solid ice for half an hour or so.
Luckily, after we crossed the state line into Colorado, the roads were great. We made it for Fort Collins and were greeted by my uncle playing with his newest “toy”, a snowblower! He was having way too much fun.