Oh how I love snow! I think now, more so than ever, since Texas for the most part tends to lack in that type of weather! While back in Iowa I was eating the weather up....there was a blizzard with snow filled winds that got up to about 38mph and lasted all day and night. Let me tell you, you couldn't see a dang thing if you went outside, and the pelting snow stings so stinking bad when it hits your face! HOWEVER, it was awesome to watch through the window, and when the wind finally stopped blowing and we were able to go outside, I was the happiest lil snow bunny ever! ha ha Snowmobiling is by far (in my opinion anyways!) the best winter activity out there. I love speeding along and knowing if I fall off all Im going to hit is fluffy snow!
But even with my love of snow, I couldn't help but to hate it a little yesterday on the drive back to Texas. The drive, in normal conditions usually takes 11 1/2 to 12 hours. Long enough on its own without having to worry about snow and ice and driving slow! Our blazing driving speed yesterday was about 30mph. Sometimes slower. The snow and ice made the roads absolutely horrible! It ended up taking us a day and a half to get back.....longest trip ever!
For the most part you couldn't even see the road. I counted 27 vehicles and one snow plow in the ditch on the way back. One of those vehicles I actually witnessed go spinning into the ditch.......we called it quits shortly after that, hoping for better conditions the next day! Luckily the 'Days Inn' that was in that town allowed small dogs because otherwise I don't know what we would have done.... dressed Bear up like a lil boy maybe? ha ha!
By the way, Bear highly recommends Days Inn, he says the pillows are like sleeping on clouds!
In closing, when driving a long distance, or a VERY LONG distance! It is extremely important to have some awesome tunage! Below is a list of songs dubbed as the best road trip songs ever, by Matador Network writer , Ian MacKenzie.
My personal add-on to his list is the TRON movie soundtrack. Even if you haven't seen the movie, and have no interest in seeing it, it has the coolest soundtrack ever......very rave, electric beats that def keep you awake!! Its totally worth a listen!
- 1. ACDC – Highway To Hell
- 2. The Hives – Hate To Say I Told You So
- 3. Blink 182 – Damnit
- 4. Matthew Good – Rico
- 5. Supergrass – Pumpin On Your Stereo
- 6. Offspring – Get A Job
- 7. Bryan Adams – Summer of 69
- 8. Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
- 9. Crash Test Dummies – Peter Pumpkinhead
- 10. Spin Doctors – Two Princes
- 11. Violent Femmes – American Music
- 12. Rancid – Ruby
- 13. Tom Cochrane – Life Is A Highway
- 14. REM – It’s the End of the World
- 15. Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life
- 16. John Mellencamp – Small Town
- 17. Coldplay – Yellow
- 18. Tom Petty – Free Fallin
- 19. U2 – With Or Without You
- 20. Neil Diamond – Cherry
- 21. Mr. Big – To Be With You