The weather was worse than the kids

We survived a long drive yesterday. Jesse and Nick were horrid for the first hour and then settled down. As I often say, they were really well-behaved, except when they weren’t.

The final 4 driving hours were spent in snowy, barely-adequate road conditions, skidding down the narrow, barely-plowed roads in the gloom of rural northern Wisconsin at 20 to 30 miles an hour. Anthony was very lucky to have me sitting next to him, because I was able to give him helpful pointers and ask useful questions about road conditions as he gripped the wheel. I also gave him distance-to-destination updates about every quarter mile for the last couple hours, which lightened the mood measurably.

The good news is, we made it safely and enjoyed a delightful evening catching up with Kevin in his home on the shores of Lake Superior. Now we’re ready to get outside and play in the snow. It’s a balmy 1 degree outside with a sub-teens windchill. Absolutely spectacular monotonic conditions.

If I could figure out how, I would post a picture for you from my phone. Some day when I manage to pull my head out of my…

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