Happy is a relative thing....
Just cleaned the snow off me car.
Now off to test the icy highways.
Smile. Be Happy.
Only way to fly....
You don't want to be driving a vehicle, Russ. Not on icy roads in a state of euphoria resulting from your rediscovery of your 'Are You Experienced' post.
As your attorney, I advise you to stay put and drink some orange juice.
"Take this, brother; may it serve you well."
Me, on the other hand, urge you to get behind that wheel and show them icy roads who's boss
One last thought before I hit the highway.
I like the Thai mindset (yes, I'm generalizing).
And I was determined to maintain it when I came back.
It lasted for awhile.
But when the temperature rests at minus twenty for two weeks and it just keeps snowing and where everywhere is a skating rink.....it can't be done.
This I have recognized.
(Look out, look out!
Look out, look out!)
Driving in snow isn't that bad. Of course you get to watch the road and not much scenary.
Gave her a good climb up a mountain hill. As long as I stick to the roadway....think it should do okay.
I have to do a nasty mountain summit in the next few days.
Now I have to figure a way to get some music into the car.
All I can get on the radio is a choice between a serious Christian station...and yes, country music non-stop.
I remember the fun of driving on icy roads, especially when all goes silent as you discover a patch of black ice and the wheels lose traction.
Wear your seatbelt Russ. I wouldn't be alive today if I hadn't.
I always wear my seat belt.
My worst experience ever was coming down a snowy hill, have my car do three complete three sixties on the way down ....through a concrete railway overpass ...and ending up on the other side of the trestle. Fortunately on the highway.
I will be driving with great care.
Of course, you can't do anything about a vehicle coming at you in the other lane.
I will be doing my blessings ritual before embarking.....
My worst experience was in a Nissan Sylvia on an ice-covered bend in a country lane at 4am.
A sudden silence warned me that I was on black ice, and the only thing to do was decelerate....at which point the turbo kicked in.
I wound up on the other side of the road, upside down. It is remarkable how such situations can concentrate the mind.