After having cleared out our driveway, Tuesday morning it was already partially filled right back in from another blizzard. That’s what makes winter so difficult in the snow belt. It’s easy to shovel yourself out once, but winter starts to wear on you when you have to redo it again and again and again and again. No complaints this year, we’ve managed to escape the brunt of it by hiding out in the south.
I’ve lived in North Carolina and Maryland where things shut down when there is a decent snow, but in the north this is a regular occurrence and things just have to keep going. So that’s what we did, drove to Boston on I-90 at about 45 mph through snow covered roads. To top it off, it was so cold that the nozzle for the windshield anti-freeze was frozen over. Each time a large truck drove by it would kick up mud and salt from the road making it near impossible to see. Just another day on the road in the snow belt.
Mom, Shannon, and I passed the long drive to Boston with some great debate. Is intelligence genetic, or do we all enter this world as empty vessels? My personal thought is that just about all, if not all, of who we are is a result our environment. It got heated at points, but before you know it we arrived. We pulled up to the hotel in Boston at about 1:00 AM where I broke out my computer and started blogging.