A White Winter...

@twoey68 (13651)
United States
December 3, 2007 7:55pm CST
Have you ever gotten caught in a blizzard? Have you ever gotten stranded in one? I have once. I went to a strip club (during my wild days) and on the way home (it was about a 3 hour drive) we got caught in a blizzard. You couldn't see more then 12" in front of the jeep and we had to go like 10 miles per hour the last hour of the trip. It took us almost 2 hours to go 30 miles. We were all really drunk and I swear we had a whole chorus of angels watching over us that night. My Mom was about wild with worry over us and I swore I'd never travel that far again at that time of the year (of course, I also swore I'd never drink that much again LOL So, what about you? MERRY CHRISTMAS!! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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31 responses
• United States
4 Dec 07
I have never got caught in a blizzard. Whenever the weather people say the s in snow, we are in the car, and we are at the supermarket before they get to say the rest of the word snow.In my area, we can't handle snow, everything closes so everyone goes to the supermarket and stocks up. And that happens when they are forecasting 2-3 inches. It would be like the last hours on earth kind of crowds if we get a blizzard in the forecast.We have only had 3 or 4 blizzards since I have been here in Northern Virginia. Thank goodness.
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
4 Dec 07
So you were drinking and driving. Shame on you! Thats really nothing to brag about. And I dont blame your mother for being worried. What if something had happened to you? Im just hoping the person driving wasnt drinking! Drinking and driving do not mix together.
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
4 Dec 07
What I want to know is did she work there or went out partying? Hee hee. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
4 Dec 07
No she didnt say anything about working there. If so thats news to me!
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
4 Dec 07
One year we were driving from Maryland to Colorado in April and a late winter storm hit us in Ohio. We slept in our car on a stretch of I-70, along with 3 miles worth of other people. That was a LONG night. Also, when we lived in Colorado, an early storm hit in October during my (then) husbands birthday party. We had about 8 or 10 people sleeping over because they couldn't get out of the apartment.
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@musicman6 (2393)
• United States
4 Dec 07
Yes, twoey, being a truck driver, I have 3 yrs experience driving through,around, and in the Rockies,during the winter! I've experienced several bad storms along the years! The one I remember most is the one, where I was taking a load to Denver, and never made it there till 2 days later! As I was getting closer and closer to Denver, they were shutting down the highways, in all directions the storm was so bad! As I got to Limon, they closed the highway I was on, and had to park,until they reopened the highways the next day! But there was so much snow and ice, and cold wind, I was stuck and couldn't get out, until the next day, some of it melted enough for me to get out! I was stuck there for two days, I'll never forget that one!
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@jillhill (37377)
• United States
4 Dec 07
While I was growing up in the winter of 1969 we had so much snow you could walk from my second story window out onto the snowbank. We didn't go to school for the best part of six weeks. They had to drop meds. to people out in the country by plane and food too...we thought it was great. We stayed home...ate tons....had our friends over to play games and enjoyed it all! But I have never been outside stuck or stranded in a blizzard.
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
4 Dec 07
Oh yeah..I was working in Chicago at the time and was determined to get home after work, which was bout 1 1/2hr drive in good weather. There was already a foot of snow on the ground when I started out and it was still coming down fast. Drove sideways most of the time on I90/94 which is a major interstate here while most cars/trucks were getting stuck. I must of had angels helping me out as well cause I made it home w/o getting stuck or ditching the car. It was a mustang as well which are NOT snow hogs. lol
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@mamasan34 (6520)
• United States
4 Dec 07
Yes on one occasion as a kid. My parents were in Idaho going to minister to a congregation that was looking for a preacher. After this trip we decided it wasn't our brightest idea. We were traveling up a mountain and it was snowing like mad and our car was giving us trouble. My dad prayed and prayed that we would make it and lo and behold at the bottom of the mountain like a beacon of light was a car dealership and we got a really good deal on a station wagon that served us for many years afterward! We literally got the car for a song! The snow was ridiculous! It was pretty from the inside looking out but actually being out in it I was scared to pieces! Not to mention my brother was in the back screaming "we're doomed!"
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@drannhh (15237)
• United States
4 Dec 07
Heck, I don't even drink, but ended up in a few snow drifts. One time, during a blizzard I turned onto what looked like the entrance to a hospital parking lot where I was going to visit a sick friend in an unfamiliar town. It turned out to be railroad tracks. Something that had been covered by the snow caught on the underside of my car. Fortunately a couple guys came by and lifted it off before any trains came. Driving in the snow can be really hazardous. It is much more fun to play in the snow than work or travel in it.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
4 Dec 07
I once had to drive 150 miles to pick up my son, who had his car towed here so my husband could help him work on it (we have nice, heated garage and power tools). After picking him up, and heading home, the snow started coming down so hard, and the roads became so slippery it was almost impossible to drive. I had to pull over and let my son take over driving. He did a great job, even though the van was sliding a little. The few other cars on the road seemed to be having a harder time than us, and there were even big, long lines of trucks pulled off the road. I was pretty scared the whole trip back, and it took about 4 hours to get home. Every time I looked over at my son driving, he looked so calm, and that made me feel a little better.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
4 Dec 07
I have a discussion from about this time last year dealing with a blizzard. My wife got off work early due to the storm. She took a bus to the nearby mall. I waited there forever after trying like heck to get out of my driveway. She never showed. then an hour later I get a call from a local Police Officer whom saw my wife attempting to walk in this mess. By this time I could not get out of my driveway so he drove her home in his 4X4 truck. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
4 Dec 07
Awwwww your poor wife.
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@Modestah (11188)
• United States
6 Jan 08
I have been caught out driving when a white out would occur, I sometimes drove 10 mph on the highway because you can not see more than a few feet ahead of you, but more often I pull to the side of the road and try to wait it out... that is not always the safest option though, as other traffic may careen into you. I lived in the snow belt in upstate new york for many years and we had our share of blizzards. great grandpa always had a rope strung from the house to the barn so he could find his way to milking the cows and then back home ( about 150 feet) during a white out. one year there was such a great snow fall on Christmas Eve that people were snowed into the church after midnight mass... we stayed home that year and were unable to open the doors in the morning due to the snow in front of them... we got an awning soon after that - then another year the snow (not at once but a very snowy year) was piled so high that dad was able to walk up to the roof and the awning became as an enclosed patio because there was a snow wall all around. that snow actually helped lower the electric bill as it was very insulating and warming.
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• United States
6 Jan 08
i wasn't actually IN one-but i was pretty much trapped in the house during the blizzard of '78. between the snow piled up and the fact that the storm doors froze shut,we had to wait til there was a break and dad crawled out the window to free the door.there was a layer of ice on the outside of the door you wouldn't believe LOL
@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
8 Dec 07
We have blizzards every year and I have had to walk through them to church. Luckily the church is across the street that crosses my street and I am at the top of the lane so all I have to do is go about five minutes or two minutes in good weather and I am there. We have also driven through a blizzard, not a very safe way to go, and all one could see was the lights from the incoming cars, and an unerring sense of instinct to know where one is going.
• United States
6 Dec 07
WOW! That must have sucked!! No thankfully I've never been caught out in anything like that. I almost was once when we lived in IN but I turned around and came back home real quick like LOL. We've traveled in snow but nothing that bad.
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• United States
5 Dec 07
I have never seen snow in my life... Although I have been caught in very bad rainstorms and hurricanes and such. Florida is always nice year round, well except for hurricane season... Merry Christmas to you too sweetie =]
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@nica269 (1399)
• United States
5 Dec 07
I haven't. I've lived in CA all my life and rarely go where there is snow...it's too cold! LOL
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@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
4 Dec 07
I came close when we were flying through Colorado a couple of years ago. I had never seen that much snow before in my life. It was crazy.
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@Ravenladyj (22920)
• United States
4 Dec 07
LOL well I'm from Southern Ontario in a snow belt area so I'm very used to blizzards and have experienced several in my life..
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@mouse27 (1155)
• Canada
4 Dec 07
i've gotten caught in many snow storms but i walk so i just have to trudge thru it, there was once that i was driving back with my mom from bc to edmonton and we got caught in a snow storm on the way back we just stayed right behind a big semi so we could see the lights on it and followed it
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@AJ1952Chats (2335)
• Anderson, Indiana
4 Dec 07
Reading this reminded me of a story I wrote several years ago about something that happened when I was in college in the early part of the mid-1970s. I'm going to share it here and hope you enjoy it... http://www.epinions.com/content_4671905924