Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to All! ...UPDATED...

Posting this early as we're going to have to make an early start tomorrow.

The big gathering of my step-son's fiancee and all her family will be at her younger sister's place in Cheyenne, Wyoming, about 50 miles North of here.

And since we have some serious winter weather about to hit the Fort Collins area, we'll have to leave early, and drive carefully.

We're looking at rain turning to snow overnight, and snow all day on Thanksgiving, with an estimated high of 20*F in Fort Collins, and 18*F in Cheyenne.

Overnight lows for Thursday/Friday are expected to be 10*F and  4*F.

Makes me glad I brought the liner for my jacket, but wondering if I should have packed my N-3B instead!

Even though I grew up in Northern Illinois, and spent a whole lot of time driving in "real" winter conditions, I'm more than a little out-of-practice having lived in SoCal since 1982!

So, even with a 4WD vehicle, I'm going to take it easy both ways.

My wife wanted to see winter in this area, and I think she'll get her wish!


Went and had dinner with the kids, and when we left about 2000 it was misting, and freezing.

Their front porch steps were icy, and we really had to use the hand rails and watch our step.

Woke up this morning, and there looks to be 3~4" of white fluffy stuff all over, and it's snowing, and the flakes are getting bigger.

So, we'll be extra careful when we leave in a couple of hours to pick up the kids and head on up to Cheyenne.

Hope you all have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Have a good Thanksgiving and be careful.

  2. Safe travels, eat too much, and enjoy the scenery. I'm envious!

    1. This is quite a novelty to my wife. Even though she was born in Iowa, she grew up in SoCal, and has NO experience with walking/driving in snow.

      She was pretty white-knuckled driving home last night after being warned about "Black Ice"!

  3. Be careful, travel safely, and happy Thanksgiving, my friend. Remember the 4x4 will help you get going, but won't help corner or stop. Take you foot off the gas when going through turns. Sorry; just Alaskan advice ... we know a bit about snow.

    1. Yep, I'm very familiar with what 4WD can and can't do! I have memories of Jeeps blowing past me on the highway back in Illinois, only to come across them in the ditch several miles down the road!

  4. Have a Happy if chilly Thanksgiving!

    1. It was eight degrees in Cheyenne, and dipped to ONE degree on the way back.

      But it was worth every bit of the drive to and from Cheyenne!
      Had a great dinner with a great bunch of people, and we talked guns, conservative politics, real estate in Fort Collins, and family stuff.

      And the food was great!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    1. Thank you, sir!

      Hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving in your new home.


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