Some call it “men” – I call it idiocy.

rental car after the drive

The most exciting this week was Bear’s trip to Minneapolis with Trey and Trey’s 2 kids. They knew that a blizzard was announced and coming, but all the same decided to go ahead and drive up on Wednesday. Half of the way was not too much a problem, but after Des Moines it got slow, but nothing too horrible. They had planned on driving back the next day after the meeting with their client, but by then the blizzard had really hit home. I-35 was closed from Minnesota state line down to Des Moines and the weather was really bad and so they had to stay another night. Next morning though (today), they decided to push forward and go and the next 13 hours saw me hoovering over radar and street maps, checking their updated information every 30 minutes. I was so stressed out to have them on the road, Bear and I had been driving already once in a blizzard and it’s the most horrible thing you can imagine, at the time Bear was driving barely at 10 miles per hour and I had counted 200 cars off the street – no kidding – and after the 200 I had stopped counting because there were just too many stranded cars and trucks and accidents. Knowing that they were coming home through that really kept me on edge! I-35 was still closed when they got to there so after talking with a highway policeman they decided to “skirt it” by going quite a ways east and then down and around to reach Des Moines. 9 hours after leaving Minneapolis they reached Des Moines, something that usually is a 3, maybe 3 1/2 hours drive. After that the first 100 miles south of Des Moines the streets were really bad, Bear said that was actually the worst part and they again counted endless stranded cars and trucks and it was really about the same as when we two had driven through bad weather. But finally, a little after 11 at night they arrived in town and I finally could begin to breath again.

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