Friday, January 22, 2010
You shall not pass
We were just outside Weed, CA. Wednesday night when we hit blizzard conditions and the local highway patrol yahoos forced us to turn around because we didn't have chains or cables. Darr made a valiant attempt to explain to both men that we didn't need those - he's a very good snow/ice driver - but they gave us two options: drive to Weed and hole up at the Motel 6 until the storm passed (an expected 2-day wait) or turn around. Since this was only meant to be a long weekend trip neither option was appealing but it didn't make much sense to spend half our allotted time at a hotel so we turned around. What's most disappointing is that we don't get to see our friends, Petar and Svetla, and their little one, Baby Sofia.