On the back cover of my first book, in the biography section, I stated that I “always look forward to a good snowstorm.” In light of recent events, that sentiment is under review. What you see in the picture is actually the result of a blizzard (Wind speed over 35 mph, temperature below 10 degrees Fahrenheit, blowing snow making it nearly impossible to see and lasting more than three hours.) Yup, that’s my van stuck in the middle of the road where it sat for over twelve hours. My family and I spent the night with people we’d never met before.
I learned a few things from the whole experience, though. If the authorities advise folks to stay off the roads, there’s usually a good reason for it. Most importantly, it’s always best to get stranded near a house with someone living in it. Preferably a nice warm house with a friendly older couple. What could have been a tragic situation turned into a wonderful opportunity to make new friends!