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Our day on the road started at 6:45, with 769 Kms under our belt already, in a very fresh -24 degrees Celsius. Our day entailed four states: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa including 100 Kms of the worst highway surface conditions either of us have ever endured (yes, even worse than Port Elgin Christmas of 1984 or Grand Forks, ND conference champs of 2006) and there was not even any 'active' weather. Black ice, hard packed snow and crazy drivers made the experience frightful, but ...
We took the plunge and pulled out of the driveway. The house was pretty well emptied and Freddie was filled to near capacity with The Liitle Gulp firmly fastened to her car dolly. We had agonized over the weather reports (-25 wind chills with near blizzard wind gusts on Valentine's Day) and decided to wait it out until Sunday. Well, here we were. It was time to go.
With -5 registering on the thermometer, we dressed in boots, hats, mittens ...
- Woke Up to my car almost being towed - Argued with a gentleman that i was allowed to be there -Got in my car and peeled out -Got a speeding ticket about 3 minutes out -Started Loathing this trip -Got to Des Moines -Mother called saying there was a family emergency -Had to cut the trip short but still having all the requirements for the ...
... kicking up further reduced my ability to see anything. I want to pull off the road but I could not see where the pavement ended, I might be driving into a ditch full of water. A few miles before we reached I-80 the rain ended. I estimated that I had driven about 35 miles inside a thunder storm. I took advantage of the dry weather to stop for gas before heading west on I-80. I had driven a little over a ...
... more stuff in, usually better stuff too. Grab a $5 pop, no souvenir cups yet, sad face. Off to our level 200 seats. Aisle seats and back of the row. Perfection. Puck drop and we are off. It was a decent game, exciting simply because of it being the beginning of a hopefully long term Des Moines based team. The one thing we noticed is they have ice boys. That's simply not going to work. Work on that Wild would you? A few dancing acts ...
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