The horrible ride home tonight

Foggy November Night - A great shot. Look closely and you can see the fog rolling in near the top of the photo.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
November 19, 2007 11:26pm CST
Well tonight was a misreable night on the ride home from p[icking my wife up at work. The visibility was a quarter of a mile due to thick heavy fog tonight. Here's a photo from my front porch. The orange glow is a large street light across the street. You can literally see the fog rolling in at the top of this photo. The highway traffic was driving at about 30 MPH. When we got a couple miles from my house on the main roads we had to drive at about 10 MPH. You could not see 5 feet in front of you. I missed a couple traffic lights due to not seing them in time. Luckily no traffic so to speak. It was a miserable drive home. A 20 minute drive took nearly an hour. So did you have any rough driving weather today? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Ugh! Fog and driving don't mix, specially in the dark. I've had to do my paper routes in the dense fog, at night, and sometimes wouldn't get done till way after dawn due to not being able to see crap a foot in front of me. No rough driving weather for me today but I'm sure to look forward to at least a few this winter.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Especially when it's cold enough that it leaves a thin layer of ice on the roads. My porch is ice coated as well from the fog. Ugghh! HAHAHAHA! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
20 Nov 07
And if you have bald tires, don't wanna dare to even creep on the ice. I know all bout porches and ice. lol Few years ago it rained overnight, just enough to freeze a thin, transparent layer on our wooden porch. I went to let the dogs out next morning and they literally skidded off the porch and a good 20' down the path b4 they could get their footing. I made the mistake of putting one foot out on the porch and there I went as well. Now, I look carefully and tread all so lightly to avoid another fall like that one.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Bald tires? I don't think I've ever had a car with bald tires. Not even as a child first driving. That's asking for an accident to happen in itself. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!`
• United States
20 Nov 07
We have a pretty thick fog here that roll sin from the ocean quite regularly. Living on the coast but north of Los Angeles keeps the fog into the area and has it rolling pretty thick. The fog began to roll in real early; I got off work at 6:30 PM locally and driving home there were already thick patches of fog on my route home. I decided the freeway was not even worth it; I took the side streets to get home.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I live very near the Mississippi River so fog is not a big deal. But when it occurs in November and it's this cold outside it's dangerous as heck. The roads are coated with a sheet of ice etc. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
20 Nov 07
I agree, ice + fog = NOT GOOD! Glad you & your wife got home safely!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Nov 07
My front deck was covered with ice. Slip and slide. HAHAHA!!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
20 Nov 07
We haven't had any rough driving weather here lately. That was a good picture you took, you can see the fog rolling in. Glad you and your wife got home safely. It's always scary when the weather is bad and you can't see too well in front of you.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Yeah and turning on the bright lights doesn't help any. I saw so many people do that last night. Grrrrr! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
20 Nov 07
It is very foggy here today and after reading your entry I am very glad that I dont have to drive anywhere, be it during the day, or especially not at night! How scary! I am glad you didn't meet anybody at those lights you missed!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Yeah the route I took is a less traveled route that's why I did it to avboid traffic as much as possible. The train tracks were the scariest part. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I know its miserable here too. And today is the same way. This so depressing. I need some sun. I was out in it sunday but yesterday I stayed in because of course it was PJ day!LOL Im glad you made it home okay.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Well today (Tues) is gloomy as well. No suin for a couple days it seems. Ugghh! No sun should mean snow but alas.... HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@ctrymuziklvr (11059)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Oh, but Grandpa Bob...you LOVE the snow!!! lol....just sit back and enjoy it!!!! Only kidding! I remember lots of times having to drive in conditions like that and I hated it. I got my license at 16 years old and was alone when I learned how to get out of a skid on ice. That was a frightening experience for me!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Snow is easy to handle driving. Ice and fog is not. Gimme the snow now. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
20 Nov 07
If I had my choice....give the the good ol' sun!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
21 Nov 07
I'd take the sun as well but it's the Christmas Season. Gimme snow. HAHA HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@imadriscoll (2230)
• United States
20 Nov 07
While we've has some fog where I live, I've been lucky enough to be inside our warm house when it's happened. Living in the midwest though, there have been plenty of bad weather experiences that we've endured and have been blessed to survive. Last winter my husband and my in-laws had a wedding that was 17 hours away. We decided that the drive was too long for our 3 small children and so my parents offered to take them. They live an hour away and I thought that hour was the longest of my life ... there also happened to be a white-out blizzard that we were driving through. We dropped the kids off and for some insane reason decided to keep driving. My father-in-law was driving, we could barely see out of the windshield, it was icy and snowy - there were semi's in the ditches on both sides of us and his cell phone rang. He decided to answer it!!! To make things worse, he had polio as a child and one of his arms is about 1/2 the size of the other and he used his good arm to hold the phone and the bad arm to drive. I closed my eyes and prayed and prayed and prayed. I was too scared to do anything else. Obviously we survived, but I will never forget that feeling as long as I live. We laugh about it now, but I guaruntee you I was in tears that day!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I can imagine your feelings at that time. I recall one year in the early 1990's that I drove a 125 mile trip in a blizzard because my mom wanted to use her Casino Package we got her for Christmas. A 2 1/2 hour trip took 6 hours. HAHAHA!! Even the snow plows were only going 15 MPH on the highways if there were any. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
21 Nov 07
You must really love your mom ... not sure that the casino package would be worth dying over! But, then again, I'm not sure my husband's cousin's wedding would have been worth dying over either! It's crazy the things we'll do for the people that we love!
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
20 Nov 07
i am a horrible driver! i had driving lessons for a month before and i always make my driving instructor nervous when i am the one driving. he has a right to not feel safe when i'm on the driver's seat. i flattened the tire once while we were on a main highway. i crashed the car atleast once a day. we almost fell off a huge pit that i did not see. ahhh.. too many too mention. anyway, i know what you mean. if it's horrible for me to drive in a very sunny day without heavy traffic, it's very very very horrible for someone to drive in a very foggy like what you had tonight. i am just glad that you and your wife is safe home now. anne
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
20 Nov 07
pardon me grandpa bob. it's not really crashing the car everyday. my mistake. what i meant was bumping the car into something almost everyday. like bumping on to the front gate when driving out or bumping it again on that same gate when i am about to bring it back in again. or bump on a tree, etc.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Nov 07
YIKES! My wife is a bad driver as well. Even her instructor was scared of her driving to a point. Bummer. So are you a driver now? If so I hope the other drivers are safe out there. Tee hee. J/K HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• Canada
20 Nov 07
Hi Grandpa Bob! Yikes! That was quite the foggy night you had last night! I haven't seen or had fog that thick in a long time! I'm glad that you and your wife got home safely! Can be scary driving in fog like that! Luv & Hugzz, PurpleTeddyBear.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Yeah it was pretty bad. It stayed that way for quite a few hours too which is odd in a November evening. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
22 Nov 07
Just glad to hear that you and your wife got home safely!
20 Nov 07
Well I had a great drive home tonight but the reason I am responding was not because of the weather because it was a clear crisp night and visibility was good or so I thought! On the way home from work I have to drive down a dark lane and all of a sudden my light went out which at the time I didnt understand wat had happened! After nearly hitting 2 cars coming the other way at the same time I pulled or and turned the indicator on! I then had to be towed home aarrrrggghhh! A journey which usually takes 15 mins took 2 hrs as I had to wait for my dad to come and get me to tow my car!!
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Oh my grandpa bob, I would have had a nervous breakdown for sure..I cringe when there is fog or heavy snow or heavy rain...I have such a grip on the wheel during those times and I actually think I stop breathing for awhile...I get so scared...I am so happy that you are home safe....
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Thanks. I don't mind snowstorms, blizzards, fog, and rainstorms, I just hate traveling on ice. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
20 Nov 07
that's really scary... i look at your picture and the fog is really thick... i'm glad that you and your wife make it safely home... it is so hard to drive in a weather condition like that... this morning, when my hubby is driving me to work, it is raining quite heavily and it is very hard to look at the road as well... so i ask him to drive slowly and more carefully...
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I love driving in a rainstorm. As long as there isn't a 30 MPH wind at the same time. HAHAHAHA! I always am careful driving in all conditions. Especially in the winters with ice and snow. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!`
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
20 Nov 07
That is terrible to have to drive in heave fog, I have done it a few times and it isn't easy. I am glad you and your wife made it home safe. We were suppose to get lots of fog yesterday but we really only got a little bit.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Oh try having my wife in the car with bad weather and lousy driving conditions. I have to turn the music up really loud to drown out her whining etc. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I hate driving in fog. This morning was very foggy when I drove my daughter to school and then went to the track to walk. I don't see well in fog and that kind of made me nervous! Thank goodness the speed limit is so slow here!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I don't mind the fog during daylight hours. But I hate nighttime fog. Especially when it's this cold and it forms a sheet of ice on the highways etc. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• India
20 Nov 07
nope din hav ny
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Nov 07
A person of very few words? Nothing else to add to this? No comment on what it's like driving in bad weather conditions? This is all you could offer here? Uggh!! Sigh!! Grrr! Oh well so be it I guess. (-) HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
That would be scary. I looked at your photo & I can see what you mean. I have rarely experienced fog to that degree. We occasionaly get fog in winter, but it varies on whether I am driving in high or low ground. We all put our car lights on. Many years ago I lived on property with my late husband. One night when driving home up the dirt track, there was this fog. I had never seen such thick fog, but the most eerie part was the atmosphere. Glad you made it home safely.