Thursday, January 31, 2008

Blizzard Warning

I had to go to a training in St Ignace Michigan on Monday. Nicole and the kids came with. We were put up in a suite with a living room and a kitchenette it was really nice. We were right on Lake Huron....on tuesday it was pouring rain, I mean it was pouring cats and dogs...well we are in the UP now...it snows in January not rains....but it was pouring...it was about 40 degrees out and the temp started falling and falling to below zero....and then the snow came and then the wind came 70 miles a hour....now there is a blizzard warning...warning there is a BLIZZARD! We are in a hotel and the fans on the heaters are freezing up...at 3 in the morning...it below zero...50 below or more wind chill and its a BLIZZARD....we get some space heaters from the front desk and wait until morning but the wind, snow and heat is still a problem...the roads are shut down, the Mackinac Bridge is shut down and we are not going anywhere....so in this BLIZZARD...we are changing rooms....so we get a new suite....and we stay another night...today the sun is out but US 2 is still closed...so we go the long way around and drive on some very bumpy snow covered roads and get home safe and sound...what a blizzard....just another day in the UP.....

10 comments:

Nannette said...

Toni - I am glad to know you are safe, sounds like a real adventure! On Tuesday it was 63 degrees, which is unusual even for us in January! Within one hour, it started to rain - the temp dropped 30 degrees, the hail started, we had tornado warnings and then continued to get colder and it all froze up and started to snow, it was like a whole years weather in a day! We are having a snow storm today, they say 2 - 6 " I will post pictures tomorrow - we'll see. I started a fire and am making Aunt Marges Pasta with cauliflower - mmm - mmmm! Bundle up - I love you - Nannette

Tazzie said...

Be sure to keep warm and be safe. I can't even imagine what it would be like to experience a blizzard, I'm not sure it's ever even snowed here!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I bet your happy to be back in your warm toasty home.
Bundle up in a quilt!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I bet your happy to be back in your warm toasty home.
Bundle up in a quilt!!!

Zoey said...

That does not sound like a fun trip!

I am headed up over the bridge tomorrow. I hope the weather is better! Do you know if the storms are finished? I am going as far up as the Soo

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Cory said...

Oh my, I'm from Arizona and cannot imagine that kind of weather. I taught in Petosky one summer and the weather was beautiful.
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Cheryl said...

Brrr.....hope your trip home went well and that you are warm and quilting at home now.

kris said...

Hi Toni - that sounds like quite the adventure!! They were talking rain, ice, snow and then heavy winds here - but luckily we only got the wind. We've had some very, very cold weather but for the most part the snow has been manageable this year. It's our first "real" Minnesota winter in several years - so can't really complain too much! :)

I love your quilt - very pretty. I'd probably be thinking more bright colors as you add to it also - but I think it's very pretty as it is.

Looking at your picture with the lake in the background reminds me of how beautiful winter can be. As I look out the window here, mostly I'm thinking "how much longer til spring and gardening??!!"

Take care!

kris said...

Hi Toni - that sounds like quite the adventure!! They were talking rain, ice, snow and then heavy winds here - but luckily we only got the wind. We've had some very, very cold weather but for the most part the snow has been manageable this year. It's our first "real" Minnesota winter in several years - so can't really complain too much! :)

I love your quilt - very pretty. I'd probably be thinking more bright colors as you add to it also - but I think it's very pretty as it is.

Looking at your picture with the lake in the background reminds me of how beautiful winter can be. As I look out the window here, mostly I'm thinking "how much longer til spring and gardening??!!"

Take care!