Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Snowy Portland

Wow: Portland was an absolute disaster! I went home to visit my family (once I-84 opened up again after being closed for a few days). We already know from the previous year that Portlanders can't drive in snow (I was fortunate enough to learn in New Hampshire). But this was a whole different ballgame. . . . With no --- or few --- snowplows clearing off the foot or so of snow, things ground to a halt. Huge ruts in the roads formed. It was like driving a rollercoaster. Someone sent me this time-lapse video of cars trying to make it up a little hill. Pretty funny stuff:

We're now in New York City where ironically it was just randomly warm and pleasant (read high 50s!). The world has gone haywire!

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