Monday, April 5, 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

So we went to Estes Park, a little tourist town north east of Boulder at the gates of Rocky Mountain National Park. It's a quaint little village with lots of shops and is dog friendly! I had our son drop me off in town so I could shop and he and his Dad could go to the park.

I had warned them that snow was predicted. Did they listen? No! It'll be fine, they said. They dropped me off just as the snow was lightly falling. Then it came down more and more and more. Before I knew it, myself and a large number of other silly tourists were walking around town in a blizzard. A BLIZZARD PEOPLE!!!! I was dressed warm enough. But BLIZZARD!!!! I would window shop and when I got too cold, I would go into a shop. At first I was a little agitated, but then I started to laugh and decided that what the heck, this is kinda fun!

After a while I walked down to Starbucks for a rest. That's when son called to say his car had skidded off the road and they were waiting for a tow out. In all, they were stuck for over an hour and a half. Luckily no damage was done, lots of people stopped for help. No harm, no foul. Funny thing, make that, stupid thing. He got a warning ticket for going over a double line and into a ditch. He wasn't driving fast and it's not like he did it on purpose. I'm just glad I wasn't in the car when the police officer was there if you get my drift!!!

So when they were getting pulled out of a snow drift I was in Starbucks drinking hot tea sitting in a cushy leather chair reading a book. Can we say Karma people!!!?!!!

9 comments:

The Green Pea said...

So when you finally get back to Heaven (Escalon) it will seem warm. The roads dry (freshly snow plowed) and the trees all green and pretty. We miss you Jean, stop in for a chat.
I will make you a hot tea...sandi

The Green Pea said...

Jean, look at my blog and see what is new in Escalon....sandi

Mary said...

So happy that no one was hurt other than, maybe a little pride. Along with karma it sure helps to keep a good sense of humor. Doesn't it? I enjoy your blog and regularly follow it. Take care.

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha! That's too funny Miss Jean! I'm glad you were all comfy -- as it should be. And how stupid is that ticket? I hate it when you hear stories of braindead "rules" -- why can't people use some common sense??? Glad everything is ok!

Jazzi said...

Hi
Thanks for dropping by Jazzi's blog. Your story was so funny and I could see you sitting there reading lol.
I am Diana, Jazzi's mom and I grew up in Englewood, married and had 2 kids born there before we moved to the midwest. We LOVE going back to Denver and when we do get back there, we always go to Glenwood Springs to the Hot Mineral Pools. We plan on coming in 2011 for our 35th anniversary. Where do you live? What is your scotties name? Drop by anytime, we love new friends.

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ChaChaneen said...

Tee Hee! A warning ticket... as if you can control the car when it's in a skid.

bj said...

Hahhhaaa....I do believe YOU had the last laugh.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

This is making me chuckle because it's 80 degrees here today and a we're expecting a cold front!