So what did you think this post was going to be about? Snow, of course! Ten inches of white powder.
Since my return to Colorado, I’ve attempted to visit my daughter. She lives two hours to the north in Denver. I’ve already canceled on her the past two weekends and there was no way I was going to cancel again. Nope, come hell or high water I was bound and determined to spend the weekend with my very much missed daughter.
Thursday was sunny and cool. Friday the weather forecast called for cold and snow …. snow again? I can certainly feel it in the air. I bundle up, pack warm clothes, winter boots, and the snow scraper for my truck. I leave earlier than intended for the drive north. I’m concerned about the weather over Monument Hill. This is a stretch of road on Interstate 25 at an elevation of 7,300 feet and known for inclement weather. I want to be on the other side of Monument Hill before the snow starts flying.
After killing a little time wandering around some stores in Denver, I meet daughter after work for dinner. We spend the rest of the evening at her place visiting and catching up. Saturday morning we awake to a blanket of snow…..10 inches worth.
Hmmm, the plan was to do a little shopping today. Daughter needs a few items for work, but the roads are snow packed and icy. We decide its best to stay in and opt for a few cooking lessons…..me the teacher and daughter the student.
One of my favorite, quick ‘go to’ recipes is Shrimp Linguine. Our family really enjoys this dish and Ashton wants to learn how to make it. We start by shelling the shrimp….a first for Ashton. She’s grossed out and I’m entertained.
I sit at the table giving direction while sipping a glass of white wine. Hey, I could get used to this. Ashton did a great job and lunch was really yummy. Click here for the recipe to Shrimp Linguine. Next she makes guacamole followed by a batch of breakfast burritos. The burritos go into the freezer ready for her to pull one out each morning for a great breakfast on the go.
2:00 in the afternoon rolls around and these shopping Diva’s decide a little snow isn’t going to stop them from a visit to DSW. Shoes anyone?
First I get on the CDOT website (Colorado Dept. of Transportation). I’m able to click on a camera and see a live shot of a given road and location. I use this a lot when we travel with the RV. Although the roads are snow-covered, they have been plowed. We pop my little red truck into 4 wheel drive and head out on a shopping mission.
We practically have the stores to ourselves. Notice any other shoppers in my photos? I won’t lie, driving was a little dicey, but we had a great time…. then again, Ashton and I always do. After a productive day of cooking and shopping, we spend the night watching old episodes of True Blood. More yummy delight!
Sunday I arrive home minutes before the wind and more snow begin whipping up. Yippie 😦 Really? This is getting old!