Sunday, May 2, 2010

May+Snowbird+Snow=

A HUGE MESS! Ryan and I have had one heck of a time over the last 24 hours. Well, more of an adventure. We left our house last night around 7:30 or so. We stopped off at Wal-Mart and grabbed some groceries. By the time we got out of the store, the snow had started coming. We didn't make a big deal out of it. I was just focused on getting up to Snowbird and soaking my feet in the hot tub. Well, by the time we hit the canyon it was a blizzard. Literally. I couldn't see anything. I wasn't too worried at first, but by the time the snow started sticking to the canyon roads, I started to panic. I could no longer see the little white line on the side of the road telling me where the cliff was that I would drive off of if I crossed it. Oh panic. Our little Eduardo (the car) made a valiant effort, and after making it about 5 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon he informed us he was no longer into the blizzard or the snowy canyon roads and we were stopped. Dead stop, in a blizzard on the side of a mountain. I wanted to cry. Thank goodness by this point Ryan was driving since I was in full on freak out mode. We turned around and went back down the canyon. Apparently they don't plow the roads after 9:00 p.m. so there was no way we were going to get to Snowbird last night. We didn't want to drive all the way home, so we called our cousin Broc. Broc to the rescue. He was able to get us a room at the Crystal Inn so we didn't have to drive all the way back home and then back to Snowbird today. He saved our lives and probably our sanity. We got a warm place to sleep and a delicious breakfast this morning. Well, now we are finally up at Snowbird and apparently half the state of Utah is also here skiing since there was a downfall of the fluffy white last night. It is practically the dead of winter here. So now you ask, what will we do while we are here? Well, bingo for one thing. We'll watch some movies, eat some popcorn, drink some Coke, go swimming/hot tubbing/steam rooming, etc. Water workouts and Tai Chi are also an excellent option. I'm thinking of taking up the water workout for the mini humans. We need a little exercise. Welcome to Utah in May! Ick! This is what I can see when I stand on our balcony. Oh weather, you are so funny right now.

4 comments:

Stutz Family said...

I am so glad that Broc was able to help! Call anytime. I hope that you are having fun at Snowbird and that the minis are growing nicely! Love you!

Dari said...

I'm glad you made it safely. What a mess. I can't believe how long this winter is trying to stick around. Hope you are having fun!!!

Jacob, Amber, and Baby Kyla said...

OH MY! So crazy! I'm bummed we didn't get to come up, but SO glad that we didn't get stuck in a blizzard. Glad you guys are safe!

Harmony said...

It seems like every year I"m surprised when it snows in May... you'd think I'd learn after 10 years.