March 29, 2009

The Yellow Brick Road Trip Snowed In Adventures!

As I posted earlier, Kansas was struck by a snowstorm and I was trapped in my house. I wasn't able to go on my usual weekend road trip, but there were still some pretty interesting adventures!

First, my car got stuck in the driveway. Then my parents got stuck in the driveway! My mother managed to wave down a snowplow passing through the neighborhood. They were nice enough to stop and clear a path so my parents could get to the house. It was around one in the morning and once we had their car in the driveway, my parents and I grabbed some snow shovels and started digging my car out so I could go to work today. Even my father, who has had his fair share of crazy winters, says he's never seen anything like it before.

But the adventures didn't end there! Today, I went in the backyard with my dogs and discovered my neighbors tree and crashed into my yard! It had come up by the roots and fallen into my yard but was still being held up somewhat by our very strong wrought iron fence.

I had actually heard the tree fall the night before. There was a huge crash and the dogs went absolutely crazy barking at the backyard. But in the dark, I couldn't see anything and decided it must have been some falling snow. Only in the daylight could I see all the damage. But like my car getting stuck in the driveway, I couldn't help but laugh! What else are you going to do?

Needless to say, our mutt Brock Lee was thrilled with this new addition to his playground. He spent a half hour running through the branches and circling around the yard at full speed. For a while he attempted to tunnel through the snow but only succeeded in soaking himself completely in the melting snow.

Stay tuned for some more road trips! But for now, I hope you enjoy my home bound snow adventures!


  1. Happy days for Brock!

    Wow. Even when you stay at home you have adventure. My theory is that adventure follows you!

  2. I think adventure and I have just developed a symbiotic relationship! :)