Sunday, February 10, 2008

3:11 To Yuma

I woke up at 8:00 AM to the sound of the wind howling. There were extreme wind chill warnings and even a blizzard warning for south of us. We were undecided about weather we would be able to leave but had things ready to go if the weather improved. At noon we headed to the hall. Clean up at the hall was done by the most efficient crew I have ever seen. In less than 2 hours everything was taken down, put back, scrubbed, cleaned and polished.
We headed home, finished packing, loaded the truck and finally we were on our way. One look at the clock and Senior Ping and I started to laugh. Exact departure time: 3:11. Destination: Yuma (for those of you wondering if we have lost it, we recently saw the movie 3:10 To Yuma)
Between Eatonia and Great Falls we saw the temperature climb from -18 to +6, drove through rain and drifting snow (at separate times) and had an easy border crossing. We hope to reach Salt Lake City tomorrow and then spend a few days in Laughlin before settling in Yuma.


Raymondo said...

3:11 to Yuma. That's pretty ironic! I though you would be on your way at 7 a.m.

I phoned you at around noon, thinking you would be on the road, but no answer. We were on the road - to Edmonton - and the ground-drifting was dramatic. I was wondering what it would be like where you were. We took in Kelly "Choir of Choirs" concert. It was great.

Happy Trails!

colleen said...

Hang onto your pesos in Laughlin.

Snowflake said...

...We also recently saw the movie "No Country for Old Men". but thought the title inappropriate.


Marla said...

Well I'm glad to hear you got away - we drove home from Saskatoon the day you left and it was nasty. We have had two more blizzards since then.
The busses did not run and the ski trip was postponed ( but the farm kids all made it to school) But we will have plus temps this weekend.

We'll think of you when we are at convention - I know you will miss it again.

Meg said...

Continue driving safely! I made it back home to Calgary in one piece- minus my luggage.