Bud Osbourne wrote:
>Some of the most enjoyable drives I've experienced in a Midget involved snow,
>and lots of it.
I dunno, Bud, but one of the worst of my experiences of driving in the
snow was probably on the same stretch in Ohio. It was after I got out
of the Navy and wa on my "Route 66" trip around the U.S. After picking
up an ex-WAVE girlfriend in Beaver Falls, we headed across Ohio to visit
a friend in Columbus, Ohio. Getting back on the road in the late
afternoon, it very quickly began to snow. And the snow quickly turned
into a blizzard. The windshield wipers were not making a dent in the
accumulation of snow, and I would have to pull onto the should, get out,
knock the snow off, and travel on for a short distance. One time, I
thought I had pulled onto the shoulder, and was outside knocking the
snow off when I saw a massive tractor trailer barreling down on us. I
had not pulled off the shoulder, but had only pulled from the #1 to the
#2 lane. It is amazing how fast you can get into a Sprite when so
motivated. I was able to pull a little further to the right, while the
truck driver had seen us and managed to narrowly miss us.
Snow? No thank you. I may not like the 92 degrees it is outside today,
but I wouldn't want to repeat that experience, either.