Monthly Archives: April 2009

Snowy Recap

Wow! We got a little over TWO FEET of snow here in Great Falls – amazing! Sure was beautiful – and I know that some of you (many?) cursed me as the flakes fell, since you all know how much I love it. But come on – we’re headed into spring and then the hot summer, so let’s enjoy the fluffy, cool scenery while we can!

I did have one bad thing happen, though: I did a 180 on Central Avenue yesterday morning! It was *scary* – yikes. And if you know me, you know that I am probably the safest driver around – I always follow the speed limit, always yield, etc. But as I was driving down Central (eastbound) around 8:15 yesterday morning – right about in front of Zandy’s, in fact – driving VERY carefully, doing about 20 mph, and my car just sort of started to slide a little bit…and then a bit more…and the next thing I knew, I spent about 3 milliseconds thinking, “Oh boy…this is embarrassing…please don’t let me hit any other cars…” And then I came to a dead stop, facing west on Central Avenue, with about four or five cars stopped behind/in front me me. WHEW! No damage – except my nerves. Only the second time I have skidded around like that.

And the snow has kept me busy at work (which sort of explains the lack of posting this week): there’s a way cool photo gallery over at KRTV.com – we solicited pictures from folks dealing with the snow, and we were pleasantly surprised at the response: about 150 pictures from people all over the region, including Browning, Choteau, Fairfield, Power, Pendroy, Babb, East Glacier, and even over in Geraldine! And some of the pix are amazing, especially up in Browning. And look for the green “Buddha” snowman – not sure how they dyed it, maybe food coloring?

And we got our first video submission, too – Destini sent a video of a truck stuck in the snow, with the driver trying to shovel out and then being towed, all while the snow kept falling.

More April Snow!

Whoa. Looks like we’re not going to escape April without some more snow!
Tuesday
Snow. Areas of blowing snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation 3 to 6 inches. Highs 35 to 40. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.
Tuesday Night
Snow. Areas of blowing snow. Significant accumulations possible. Lows 25 to 30. North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.
Wednesday
Snow. Significant accumulations possible. Highs 30 to 35. North winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

Because She Can!

This is cool: a new blogger to welcome to the Great Falls blogosphere! I really like her intro and attitude:

Hi! My name is Karen, and I’ll be your tour guide. But first, a little about who I am and what this site is all about. Living in Montana was never in my plans. In fact, it wasn’t even a place I thought much about…until a couple of years ago…
Whether it is a mini vacation, day trip, scenic drive, or something happening in or around Great Falls, we like to check things out. This website is my way of sharing a little bit of our beautiful state of Montana with you. I had no idea what ‘Big Sky Country’ meant until I got here. I get it now.

Amen, Karen. Into the Great Falls blogroll you go! Folks, go visit Karen at Because I Can In Montana and say hi!

There & Back: Bozeman

Craig has a good eye – he knew from the mountains that we visited Bozeman over the weekend! It was my first trip to Bozangeles – and now I understand why it has the moniker. It was a great trip – dinner at Colombo’s, an antique/collectible store, Cactus Records, visiting some friends, wandering downtown (where everyone was walking a dog, it seemed).

Downtown Bozeman | Deers! | IMG00312.jpg | Beautiful View
(click to embiggen)

And now I have officially visited most of the largest communities in Montana: Billings, Missoula, Kalispell, Whitefish, Helena, Butte, and Bozeman. And, of course, many of the smaller communities – Augusta, Chester, Lincoln, Monarch, etc. Still so much more to see – maybe Havre next! Ooh, and can’t wait to see Jordan!

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