Springtime in Virginia,,,NOT!
So while ya’ll were enjoying my water pics from Tennessee from last Wednesday this Wednesday I was riding out the latest winter storm on an onramp in Virginia. Tuesday night the snow started when I began my evenings driving around 10 p.m. and it was lightly snowing and by the time I had drivin’ 90 miles the weather turned for the worse and the snow started to really pile it on. I made my pickup in Winchester Virginia and had reservations about getting on the highway but I figured I was heading south and the weather should clear up…boy was I wrong! I made it about 80 miles at 30mph and decided to get off the road and could not find a place to park, all the truckstops and rest areas were full so I found a lonely on ramp and tucked in for a long wait as the snow just kept piling on. I was safe and sound and had a couple of state troopers check on me and said I was smart for getting off the highway while other drivers took great risks and kept on driving, Wednesday afternoon I got back on the road and saw at least 6 jackknifed trucks (one was a fatality) and too many cars to count in the ditches. I always think safety when I’m on the road and if I don’t have to drive…I don’t. So anyway here are some pics from yesterday, around 11:00 a.m. I trekked back up the onramp to a small petrol station for a bathroom break and get a cup of tea, the walk did me good. The last pic is my truck on the onramp. Today I’m in South Carolina and the skies are sunny and hopefully spring is on the way..:-)
And there is my portable igloo, inside I was nice and warm and killing time watching movies and drinking tea and trying to keep the engine warm and the windshield clear of snow. Luckily the wind was out of the north and I was facing south. All in all it was pretty fun, now lets get on with spring..:-))