Snow, glorious snow

10 thoughts on “Snow, glorious snow”

  1. Those were the days. Deep snow every winter, lorry drivers stuck on the motorways, their diesel frozen in the tanks. Those days they just built bonfires underneath the fuel tank to thaw them out. Never heard of one blowing up though. That seems a long way to visit the doctor.

    1. And I picked that doctor because she was the closest glaucoma specialist. I had been driving 30-45 minutes. She’s only about 20 minutes away. Things are pretty widespread here compared to what you must be used to. We tend to think more in terms of travel time rather than distance. How far to visit my sisters in Okla? 10-11 hours.

  2. Yes the space there is hard to get your head around, from my experience here. The doctors we use here is only 100 yards away and a full hospital is about 4 miles away. Surprisingly it could easily take 20 mins to get to the hospital. There is a lot of traffic and traffic lights. The 10-11 hours travelling time would take us easily to Florida. We all thought that was a very long time, luckily we had 2 weeks holiday there before flying back.

    1. I love the open space in the western US. I lived in the Northeast for a few years and the congestion made me crazy. We went for a drive one day and circled through three or four states! That was almost incomprehensible to me.

      I hope you enjoyed Florida. I’ve been there only twice, for a few days each time, and didn’t care for it.

  3. We went for the theme parks, which were huge and very enjoyable. My son tried to go on all the rides. My wife wanted to see Harry Potter at Universal Studios and I wanted to see as much as I could. The heat and humidity the second week was tremendous.

    1. One of my trips was to take my son to Disney World, back in about 1972. Yes, the heat and humidity are the reasons I don’t like Florida. That and the fact that’s it’s just a giant sandbar. Nothing there appeals to me. I don’t care for beaches either. All that sand is a mess and I won’t swim in water where I can’t see what’s in there with me.

  4. We were warned to stay away from ponds and any large bodies of water because of alligators. We visited an alligator farm and it was a real eye opener. Great when you were the right side of the fence.

... and that's my two cents