Snow Snow Snow!
Day 2, March 9th
Today, I woke to a winter wonderland of snow. Its 6am, and I stumble out the Motel 6 doors thankfully with my key in hand, to retrieve my shampoo from The Explorer and my first flip flop step crunches in 3 inches of Snow. It was so beautiful and quiet, I was first filled with joy and then dread as I thought of the long drive ahead of me.
Across the street of my motel
The view from my room window~
This Gas station was straight out of The Dukes of Hazard. Too bad Bo and Luke duke didnt pump my gas! They looked at me as if I was crazy when I went in to prepay before I pumped! Then I used the Restroom...I found this sign below. Ha!
To lock the door pull the Drawer!
Ha! You gotta love this
Needless to say the snow continued all morning and into the early afternoon. I packed up quickly and hit the road by 8:30am to be greeted with a snow covered highway. Yes its white knuckle time! We drove 25-40 mph for over 4 hours up the I-15. The Big rigs zipped past many of us as we took it slow. All we could see was the dark lines the tires made in the snow from the car in front of us and I could only see 3 cars ahead of me till the snow/blizzard white’d everything else out! This was a crazy first lesson in driving in the snow and towing a trailer ta boot!
So I followed this big rig for quite a while till he was going too fast for me! It really helped to stay in his tire tracks
here is a big rig screaming past me as I hold my breath that he doesnt hit ice and crash into me! This was quite an introduction to driving in snow~
I survived and as I finally got to the 70 east, The snow let up and it began to rain. Phew! That stretch was much easier with almost no cars. Later I find out that a huge Bolder the size of a bus fell on the hwy causing major havoc ahead of me, was closed down and will take 3 months to repair the road which now has a huge crater in it! I took this as a clear sign not to go that route on Friday to bolder and instead will head north on a 200mile detour.
So Arriving at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts around 5pm I was graciously greeted by Camille Silverman, Curator of the center who gave me a tour of their wonderful facility. We unloaded the sculpting stands and I took a much needed nap before we headed out to the Coffee House Meet and Greet at Traders. I had a great time as we talked about sculpture, armatures, materials and sculpting method etc. It looks like a great group of sculptors, full of enthusiasm and ready to Sculpt!