Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The snow that's coming, and snow from the past...

We've had some snow and ice and dangerous driving conditions already, but I'm getting nervous for tomorrow. The forecast is nasty, I need snow tires for my car, and I have places to go. I'm trying to cheer myself up by remembering the good things about snow... but other than how pretty it looks though a window when you're in a warm house, I'm not really a fan.

Ali came to visit us in Michigan in 2005, and we all drove up to Minnesota together to visit Ben's family for Christmas.

Two things stand out in my memory from that trip. The first is that we wanted to give her an awesome Chicago style deep dish pizza experience and stopped on the way home to get one near Chicago, not realizing that they sell them half baked for takeaway and you are meant to cook them at home... we knew it was risky trying to eat it in the car anyway (we couldn't stop because we had Brodie with us and couldn't leave him in the car) but trying to eat it half cooked was quite the challenge. We thought that the restaurant messed it up, but we learned later that everyone knows you're meant to finish baking it at home! Not a good experience!

The other thing that stands out is this... further proof that snow is a dangerous playmate.


My favorite part of this video, after the spectacular wipeout, is the small child (Ryan?) hurrying over to make sure she's ok!

I hope tomorrow's snow related experiences will be less unpleasant!


david said...

Best video ever!

Ali said...

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA! Best sledging experience ever. And I remember that pizza as being delicious.

Catriona said...

O.M.G. That is an amazing video. I am going to watch it all afternoon.

Kate Smith said...

That video is too funny! I can't believe you ate a half-raw pizza. Ok maybe I can believe it. ;)

Tanya Cothran said...

That's hilarious!!! I laughed out loud when Ali hit the jump! And I completely agree with Kate Smith's comment.