Monday, February 9, 2009

Luge Anyone?

Here we are at the top of the driveway. I'm feeling really happy to be back here. Yesterday we crossed this glacier to visit our daughter. We enjoyed our time together. It was a great trip with two bald eagle sightings along the west branch of the Delaware River , fantastic snow- frosted scenery, a magnificent sunset and glorious moonrise. When we arrived home the driveway had refrozen. Only our all wheel drive Subaru with electronic stability control and Ed's driving prowess got us to the top of the hill . We very nearly didn't make it at that. The wheels were spinning and we were lurching toward the snow banks on the curves. Plans for travel today have been canceled . Time will be spent spreading sand on the ice. Hopefully, this week of warm daytime temperatures will clear the ice even though it will refreeze every night.

In our younger Flexible Flier days it would have been a thrill to come careening around the curves ,
hurtling down the hill at breakneck speed,
and screeching to a stop at the bottom of the hill. Of course the curves are not banked and stopping at the bottom could be problematic, but it would be exciting! Getting back up the hill could be interesting too. The hill quite a bit steeper than it looks in these photos. The sand is going on, if you really want to luge, I hear the run at Lake Placid is open!

3 comments:

nancybond said...

My goodness, you could just strap on the skates and go! Ice like that is so dangerous -- it looks like my parents' driveway and I cringe every time I think of them on it. I hope the sand does the trick.

Sylvia said...

These pictures remind me why I only visit you after March is over! I can see that flexible flyer fly! We are having a hint of spring...birds singing and only a few dirty piles of plowed snow here and there...here in Southern PA.

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