Friday, February 12, 2010

Blizzard in Bama

Well, maybe not a blizzard by the standards of those areas that frequently see snow, but this is our first snow accummulation since 1993. This is the first time I have seen it snow all day since 1972. We have about 4" on the ground and it is still falling. Nothing compared to what some people see annually, but for us it is a "when hell freezes over" kind of scenario considering we are only about 2 1/2 hours from the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

I like to go park in a grocery store parking lot when snow is in the forecast and people-watch. All of the milk and bread in this small town was probably purchased last night. It's like they forget that it will be 40 the next day and the snow will melt.

Give us southerners an ice covered road and our Nascar minds take over as we go try it out. My wife and I just got back from taking a tour of the town, and every road we traveled had tire tracks and ruts down its side and several yards had tire tracks. Many people have "spun out" in our town today, and the racing season hasn't quite started yet.

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