By the time I left at 9:00 the place was a ghost town!! I checked the live cameras on the summit and the roads looked excellent. Thank you all for the prayers for no snow ... it worked!! Just look at this sky!!
Somewhere along the river ... maybe it was before ... I remembered I had not turned the inverter on. RATS!! I might lose those fabulous breakfast burritos in the freezer. I remember years ago stopping at Boomtown. I took the exit, only to be totally confused by what I saw.
I turned right ... should have gone left. That's when I spotted a big truck. You can't go wrong following one of those guys. He led me right on around to a traffic circle as he ran over curb after curb. I was finally able to stop and turn the invertor on, as well as shut that three foot long kitchen drawer that came open. Some day I'm going to have to learn how to adjust those babies.
With a death grip on the wheel, I finally started up the mountain. The winds were terrible on the East side. Just when you think you're out of it, it bangs you in the side reminding you who's boss.
I wasn't all that happy to see the rain clouds, but the road was still clear and mostly dry.
Donner Summit ..... YAY!!! I pried my aching arthritic fingers off the wheel to give them a little rest. Now for all those downhill miles. I just LOVE fifth gear!!
From here on out, traffic became a bear. I've never seen so many trucks and cars on the highway for a Monday. It never stopped from Auburn all the way to my turnoff in beautiful sunny snowless California.
It was five hours of finger cramping driving, trying to stay out of the way of trucks and fast cars. I tried to find a rest stop for the puppies but Nevada doesn't have any to speak of and California has all of their closed. I just don't understand. Are they trying to save money????? That would be a first.
At last I backed in to my driveway and breathed a big sigh of relief. The puppies were ecstatic to be running loose on the grass. By the way, the lawn is fabulous due to all the rain and my sprinklers being on the entire time.
First up ... clean the house. I put rosemary in all the a.c. filters, opened all the windows and turned on the fan, just like you all told me to. I think it's working. I'd like to take a couple days off, but Bingo doesn't have a cashier for tonight, so I'll head on in to the Magic Kingdom where hopefully I will be the Queen and not the floor scrubber!!