Monday, February 26, 2007

Many, many kilometres later

We're back from our trip to Gramma and Grampa's house--the drive there was beautiful: we did 410 km in just under four hours, barely any traffic, not a speck of snow. And Miss Baby slept the. entire. way. there. with. no. squawking.

The drive back? Straight into snowstorm hell around Barrie, traffic compressed into one lane on the 407, and bumper to bumper crawling past ditched cars all the way home along the 401. White knuckle driving in an overheated car, just trying to keep the windows clear while our tempers frayed and we feared for our safety. But we made it, and Miss Baby was so profoundly asleep that we lifted her from her carseat to her crib, all the way upstairs, without so much as a stir. So she slept in her snowsuit last night.

As for what happened in between drive there and drive back, well, I'll need more sleep before I can tackle that, and my snowstorm headache is just now receding.

So for now ...

watching skidoos on the lake with Gramma

9 comments:

NotSoSage said...

Wow. It looks beautiful there.

I don't know why, but I can handle traffic, etc., going so much better than I can coming home. I suppose it's the introvert in me...when I'm finally on my way home, I just NEED TO GET THERE.

Welcome home!

Mad Hatter said...

Yes, stress levels with driving skyrocket when there is a babe on board. Glad to hear you made it home safely.

cinnamon gurl said...

Welcome back! The drive home sounds awful. I hate winter driving!!

Beck said...

Winter travelling is terrible! I'm glad you made it home safely!
Skidoos are driving by my house RIGHT NOW, so it's like your picture has sound effects.

NotSoSage said...

Just read your comment over at HBM's Basement. You said *exactly* (almost word-for-word) what I would have said...except my sister's ditched the bad hubby and is moving on with a new (good) one.

ewe are here said...

Glad you made it home safely.

Sandra said...

What a trip. Glad for your safe return ... just in time for me to discover your wonderful blog.

Bloor West Mama said...

Welcome back...thank goodness that Miss Baby slept both ways.

I hate driving long distances in winter, mostly because you never know what you will encounter on the road.

crazymumma said...

mmmm, lake nippissing? What a view.....