December 19, 2008

Winter Wonderland



Like we do every year, we packed up our car and started our trek north to Utah for the Christmas holiday. Only this year, we decided to drive through the worst snow storm in the last 25 years for northern Arizona and southern Nevada. We decided against driving through Flagstaff and opted for the Las Vegas route instead, hoping for better weather. What we ran into was one of the worst snow storms I have ever seen. Growing up in Utah, I have seen a lot of snow, but the bad thing about this storm was the roads. Neither Arizona or Nevada really have the infrastructure in place to deal with a foot of snow on the roads, so it took us 8 hours (it usually takes 4.5) to get from Phoenix to Las Vegas, and we barely made it there.

We stayed the night in Henderson with my uncle Eddie and after the roads were a little clearer, made the rest of the trip to Utah. We are flying next year.

8 comments:

Let the Good Times Roll said...

Oh you poor things. That stinks! We lucked out on Sunday. Glad you made it safe though.

Jen Petty said...

Kim, It was so great to see you! I can't believe all that snow! We miss snow :(

Jenn said...

Oh man, I was thinking about you guys that day. I am glad you made it to Utah. Well, the airport wasn't much better all the Las Vegas people were taken to Phoenix. So it was really crowded with very happy people. We just woke up really early and took the first flight out of their and luckily made it. Merry Christmas!

The Mumfords said...

Geez, I'm glad we left on Tuesday! I thought WE had it bad with the rain, but it was nothing compared to that! We need to see you guys before we head our different directions.

The Payne's said...

Hey Kim... I'm so glad I stumbled onto your blog. I'm so happy you guys made it safe in that crazy snow storm. Las Vegas and snow... that is just crazy. I'm so excited you got into PA school. I just got accepted to UVU's nursing program and that application process was enough to kill me... I can't even imagine trying to get into PA school and all the applications and interviews you had to do. That is so awesome, congratulations. Merry Christmas!

Barb said...

Crazy! Glad you guys made it safe.

Carole Thayne Warburton said...

I'm so glad you made it to my house. You guys are great. We need to do an Arrested Development marathon sometime. No duds invited.

Natalie Redd said...

If you need a place to stay in Vegas call me because I have a good place you can stay...

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