To Canada and Back!
Sunday, March 4, 2012 2:06:38 AM
All was going well until I got to West Virginia. At first I was excited to see snowflakes. Well, that didn't last long. The snow started falling faster and soon there was about 12 inches of the nasty, slippery stuff on the road. My GPS has a murderous sense of humor and directed me to Highway 19, (aka Mountaineer Road - aptly named), up and down mountains, with a stop light in every valley, it seemed. When I finally slid through a red light, (fortunately the cross traffic slid in another direction) I decided to head back 25 miles to the highway - at 5 mph. It took most of the day, it seemed. How big was West Virginia anyway?
In Pennsylvania, the windshield washers froze and by that time the salt trucks had sprinkled their load on the road, so every time a truck roared past, I had to pull over on the shoulder and wash the windows with snow.
Then the cell phone quit.
Then my cell phone data plan disappeared, which meant the GPS no longer functioned. The radio was good company though.
It took 3 days to get to Canada, but I was pretty happy to have gotten there in one piece.
That was the turning point. After that everything went very well
I waved at Henry (a fellow blogger in Hamilton, Ontario) as I passed. Hello Henry!!
I had a very nice visit with my Mum & Dad, and the drive home was easy. I drove to Savannah, Georgia and stopped to take my kids out for breakfast and got home at noon the next day.