posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 04:43 PM
i live in michigan....(don't ask), and it isn't that bad here with snow, but it seems that every time it snows, people around here have to re-learn
how to drive.:bnghd:
last winter, i counted 27 cars in a 20 mile stretch of the freeway in the ditch..mostly suv's and pickups...
but i used to live in northern idaho, near the canadian border in a cabin by in the mountains...you wanna talk snow?
we used to dig our cars out with a backhoe! i remember vividly one winter night when i was a kid, we went to sleep with 6" of snow, and woke up with
6'...no joke...i had about 2' of snow on top of my dad's car....which late was my car.
but it was cool, we had a big hill beside our house, and the ground dipped down in the back yard, so we had a great sled hill, we would start at the
top of the hill, and by the time we hit the bottom, we went INTO the snowbank...about 2' under the snow...it was a blast.
although, spring sucked, the mud and spring runoff got so bad one year, that we actually buried the neighbors D8 catterpillar.....all the way to the
top of the tracks....it took a tractor and two pickups to get it unstuck.
for those of you who don't know how big a D8 cat is, you could park a normal car in front of it sideways and the blade would hang out over the front
and back bumpers of the car by about a foot or so.
i have a picture...if i can find it. it would be interesting to see if i can post it. it was quite funny. we used it to plow the snow..