So what did we do yesterday while the weather service issued a Winter Storm Warning?
What did we do, you ask?
We drove 80 miles to Marquette for an overnight getaway! And guess what? Hardly a snowflake! Roads almost completely dry. Sun almost shining through the veil of clouds.
Barry completely surprised me with the suggestion for an overnight trip. After all, I was scheduled to work this morning (Wednesday).
Our crazy rationale? We need summer clothes for our Florida trip. You know, possibly a nice skirt and blouse. A pair of shorts for Barry. Add a couple of t-shirts and maybe some sneakers.
His secret crazy rationale? He can’t go ice fishing now because of the snow and high winds. He didn’t want to be pining on Wednesday about not ice fishing.
So off we drove through the winter storm warning! I kept exclaiming, “It’s a miracle! It’s a miracle! No snow!”
We proceeded to enjoy a lovely night-on-the-town complete with dinner at the Vierling. A trip to the bookstore. Sashay through the public library. Madcap purchase of some of Barry’s clothes. (I say “madcap” because we arrived at the store twenty minutes before closing and had to scurry, I repeat, scurry.)
We finished with a nightcap at the Landmark Inn. I ordered an ice cream Brandy Alexander. Have not drank one of these since–well, perhaps my 20’s. Probably do not need to order another one before the grave. Waddled back to the hotel where we could watch TV. Such a luxury for we TV-less folks! We quickly bored of the endless ads and the sudden feeling we live in Desperate Times after listening to the news.
This morning we’re at Starbucks.
“What are you doing?” Barry just asked from the depths of his newspaper.
“Blogging,” said I.
He raised his eyebrows.
Back at home it appears that school has been cancelled. Even though barely a snow flake flies here in Marquette. Wish us luck driving home, will ya? You never know what’s happening with us crazy kids…
(Excuse us now. People to see and places to go! Starting with breakfast at Sweetwater Cafe…)