Blue Cat Returns to Winter Driving

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Blue Cat had thought that winter was far behind him here in Colorado Springs – given that it’s May and it’s been in the 60’s and 70’s all week. But then Thursday happened.

It was a bright sunny day with some dark clouds by the mountains when Blue Cat’s scribe was driving home. But when he stopped at an intersection, he saw a wall of white coming slowing from the West. And then he drove into it – a heavy downpour of small hailstones. Not enough to dent the car, but more than enough to cover the road with 1/4-inch pellets of ice. Which made driving very difficult. (Well, the stopping and turning anyway.) Here’s what the hail looked like:

Hail, hail, the ice is all here...

Hail, hail, the ice is all here…

It’s a good thing Blue Cat’s scribe can improvise when driving – he took the longer but flatter route home so he didn’t have to go through the intersection that always has an accident when the roads are slippery. And it was good that the car had ABS and all-wheel-drive.

Spring in Colorado

Spring in Colorado

As you can see, Blue Cat lives in an area where the ground can be covered in ice and there are flowers on the trees.

He says you should come visit sometime – but make sure you bring a coat “just in case.”

© William P Doyle, Jr  2014  All Rights Reserved

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