Sunday, December 14, 2008

BSM: Favorite Vacation Photo

I was going to write about the hellacious trip home from Washington. Portland is under a mean blanket of snow & ice, and because this only happens every few years, the city shuts down. It's a three hour drive from the Seattle area, and we were fine until we entered Portland city limits and were greeting by the following: CHAINS REQUIRED IN PORTLAND METRO AREA. What? Fifteen miles from home and we have to put on chains? Well, James tried....and realized the chains in our trunk actually only fit our other car. Yep. So much for being prepared.

It was a tense drive home going very slowly. I know any of you reading this in regularly snowy areas are laughing. I, too have done time in Chicago, Cleveland, and Columbus, so I know of what I speak. But when it snows in a city that has no snow services, it's not pretty.

Obviously, we did make it home. And apparently I felt the need to write about our drive anyway :).

I am in denial about the snow, so I'm posting my favorite photo from our SoCal vacation last week:

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No snow here, my friends...no snow here.

10 comments:

Brittany said...

Ohhh no snow there indeed! Great best shot! :)

Jen said...

I know exactly what you mean. It is the same way here in Tennessee. Your photo is absolutely gorgeous. I would mush rather look at the beach then snow.

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

wow, that's beautiful! :)

Golightly said...

To answer your question - yes! But all 3 of the beach cities do it. It is a cool tradition that I had never seen the like of until I moved there.

Love the beach shot! I love silhouettes. There were some great clouds over the beach the last couple of weeks. Today?

Rain!

Joanna said...

Beautiful shot of the kids on the beach. We are at a high of about -3degrees right now with snow and I can almost feel that warm sun shining down on me!

Dawn said...

Yes, not so pretty here in San Diego today...lots and lots of rain!

What a wonderful shot! Glad you made it through the snow...

Shelly said...

Great photo. Oh, I want to go to the beach too to get away from the cold!

Cara said...

Amazing shot, glad you made it home safe and sound!

HipMomma said...

Holy cow that at great shot. The light is just awesome. I don't think I could live where snow is a regular. It's sooo much work.

Kimberly said...

The detail and light is just amazing. That just blows all thoughts of snow completely away.