Driving in a Blizzard, On Purpose

We had plans to see family yesterday for our annual Christmas celebration with my dad’s side of the family. It’s a lot smaller and a bit more spread out than other portions of my family, so we don’t always get a chance to get together. But we saw the weather forecast for the day would bring snow all day long, into the night.

Since the snow was gradually accumulating all day long, it seemed like nobody really panicked and the roads never got too bad. They were messy, but the constant accumulation wasn’t a problem for most people.

We used google maps for traffic updates and the M-DOT website to look at traffic cameras. Did you know you can look at these cameras from your computer and see how the traffic is flowing anywhere there is a traffic camera? There are hundreds of these things and you can probably access most of them.

It took us about 1.5 hours to get there and about 2 hours to get home. We just planned to have snacks for the kids and brought supplies in case we got stuck somewhere. We planned for the worst, but the worst didn’t happen.

It was a busy day, contained hectic, stressful driving, but it was worth it. We had a good day.

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