Sunday, February 10, 2008

Venturing out in crazy weather

Well, wouldn't you know it, my week-end off & Church was cancelled due to the weather, with yet another blizzard & sub zero temps. We had several things planned to do today but Alas all of that was also cancelled.


One of the couples we chum around with will be leaving on Tuesday for an extensive vacation so because all the activities of the day had been called off we decided to meet for lunch at one of the local restaurants. We didn't have to worry about reservations today, I think there were only six to eight other people in the entire dining room that is usually packed.
Getting to the restaurant wasn't all that bad, the roads were not plowed but we actually didn't get that much snow. The visibility was the problem. Several times we hit complete white outs & had to come to a stop literally in the middle of the road to let the wind do its thing & clear the way, but not to worry no one was out there to run into us.
We met at noon & had great meals, good conversation, & a few laughs, & before we knew it was two pm. The wait staff kept us well supplied with anything we needed, I think we had about 3 waitresses checking on us often. On the way home we drove the lake road only to find zero visibility again (we creeped along at about 10-15 mpg.) & drifts as high as the car, & fortunately a front end loader clearing the way to keep the road open. Whew, we could be buried out there in a snow bank. The trusty Jeep got us through & it really wasn't that bad, I'm just sayin....
When we got home there was a message on the answering machine from my daughter scolding us for not staying home, she was relieved when I called her to tell her we were fine. Such a worry wort that one!!!

17 comments:

Nise' said...

You are braver than I am! My husband had to drive home after getting stuck at the Lansing airport early this morning. He said it was a nail-biter of a trip!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Glad you arrived back safely from such a warm afternoon on such a cold miserable day!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Mari said...

Nice picture of your group, although your daughter was right. You were crazy to be out in this. We had only 4 visitors in all day today! Glad you had a good time though!

Deb said...

Nancy!! I hope your daughter scolded you good:) Looks like a great time with friends, glad your back safe, don't do that again or your grounded to your room:)

Terri said...

I thought it was always the parents yelling at their kids to stay home and now I find our we have to worry about parents too!!
Your daughter was right to yell at you. (She probably enjoyed it, didn't she?)

Nancy said...

Ok. I agree with all of you, we should have stayed home but thanks for all the concerns..


Nise' I am so glad your husband made it home safe, that is a long ways to drive in this stuff..

Terri, Yes my daughter got a charge out of lecturing me...LOL

Cathy said...

lol, Nancy, you are all brave souls. You know I think men just enjoy driving around in the snow. I know my Daddy used to. I'm glad you all had a good time. I went out to get some food tonight with the wind blowing like crazy. Daughters tend to be that way, just because they love us. :o)

Your new blog look is neat too.

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Nancy, your scolding isn't done yet:
WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!!!!
It was terrible out there and I'm glad your daughter gave you the business.
Next time stay safe inside.
End of lecture-smiles

Laura said...

I agree - you should have stayed home!! Plus, it's cold enough to freeze your face in an instant! I'm glad you had fun and made it home safe though.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Wow!! now that is snow. I am glad you had such a nice time with your friends. But, I like your daughter am glad you got home safely. Connie from Texas

Daughter of the King said...

brrrrr....I am such a snow wimp.... but it sure does look like you had a great time...and my kids would worry too....
~~Deby

As We Sail... said...

Those pictures look like a ghost town, except for your friends.
The trip really sounded scary.
My husband and I made a trip like that to my daughter's for our dinner plan and it was scary, but we didn't want to cancel. Sometimes we all just do crazy stuff, and hope the Lord won't teach us a lesson.

justabeachkat said...

Brrrrr....those photos make me cold!

Isn't it funny when our kids start fussing at us like we're the kids?! LOL

Hugs!
Kat

Mississippi Songbird said...

Your photos are great.. Our winter has really been Mild here.
I hope you have a Happy Valentines Week!

Penless Thoughts said...

You are brave souls to venture out in that!!!
Susan

Cherdecor said...

I love the pictures. I guess restaurants in Michigan have fireplaces, huh?

Debbie @ Chocolate and Coffee said...

Thanks for stopping by. God will use anyone who is a willing vessel for His Kingdom. That is the awesome thing about serving Him. We never know what He has planned for us tomorrow!

Blessings to you friend!