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Oh man... it is snowing...

We had a 5 hour drive today and woke up at 6am to get on the road by 7am. Well... it is snowing. The truck is covered, the steps are covered and it is still snowing. Maria is getting the stew into the crock pot so we can cook it as we drive. The crock pot sits in the sink while we drive, the inverter provides the 110v power needed to cook it. Scott is checking the road weather and sees that the snow is in our area but once we drive about 2 hours the weather should get better. It is 32 degrees at the Brewery.

When we got on the highway, we were driving about 40mph and at times dropping down to 35. It was a bit nerve racking as we are in the mountains and know that the temperatures and snow depths can change at anytime. We just took it really slow and careful. We came up to an area where we had to stop. There is a line of trucks with their emergency flashers on sitting on the side of the road. There is a large sign that states: "CHAINS REQUIRED FOR TOWING UNITS MAX FINE $750"". My GPS was also showing 1 hour delay ahead which was a result of the snow.

So, we sat on the side of the road with the other truckers until the sign went out. Several truckers applied chains and then drove off while others like us sat and waited for the sign to shut off. Well... the weather started improving and we saw several plow trucks plowing the roadway. This is a known mountain pass that has high elevations and long declines so the weather can be very different than where we are currently waiting. We sat approximately 1 1/2 - 2 hours on the side of the road. The sign finally went black meaning it was cleared and safe to travel through the pass. We were on the road again!

The closer we got to our destination, the snow was far off in the mountains. The temperature was nearing 50 degrees. Much better than the 32 degrees we woke up in!

Just a beautiful drive - even the snow covered trees! The lake photos you see is Flat Lake which we needed to drive around it to get to our campground. Picturesque lake surrounded by large pines. We drove through several small towns on our way and finally made it to our campground for the next 2 days at 5pm. So, it was a 10 hour driving day with 2 of the hours sitting on the side of the road. We are 7 miles from the Canadian border which we will be cross on Saturday morning.

Today was a long day - looking forward to chilling tomorrow.

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