Um, er, ah, Happy New Year?

We drove for 250 miles in this stuff today:

And that was only the last 250 miles. It could’ve been worse. It was too warm for an “icy fog” to form. We crossed a ghost bridge:

And paid the toll at the northern end:

We paid with our commuter card. Do you know anybody else that has a commuter card for the Mackinac Ghost Bridge? And on into the dark, foggy, spoooooky upper peninsula. Hardly any other vee-hickles on the I75 SUV Speedway in Da Yoop at all.

I don’t mean to wish such a tentative Happy New Year to y’all. I’m just a wee bit shell-shocked by our loverly trip north today. It’s always a bit strange when you begin your trip to Da Yoop with a stop at good old Daytwa Metro, where chaos reigns. 4-5 lanes of traffic at both the drop-off and the pickup and a bunch of cops standing outside their vee-hickles blowing their whistles randomly into the ether. So, in addition to being shell-shocked, I’m also a bit culture-shocked.

Please have a happy new year. If you are drinking tonight, please designate a driver. If you are driving, please be extra careful! If I were an EMT here in the northern part of the Great Lake State, I would be dreading tonight. It may not be snowy or icy but it IS FOGGY! As for us, we’ll be staying in and yer favo-rite blahgger will probably crash out by nine or so. But that’s typical for yer favo-rite blahgger, who enjoys an early New Year’s Day morning MUCH more than a late night New Year’s Eve. 😉

P.S. The passenger we dropped off at Metro today landed in SF *early* and, although I hope the fog doesn’t hamper anyone’s celebration, I also find myself hoping that it will still be foggy in the morning so that my lock-walk will be ultra-beautiful. Although, if it is this foggy, the lake freighters will all be tied up and not locking through. So, no pics…

4 Responses to “Um, er, ah, Happy New Year?”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I don’t like to drive for 10 minutes in bad conditions. Weather wimp, as you know! I am drinking but staying home. Yay!!

  2. Paulette Says:

    Happy New Year to you, kayakwoman, to GG, the beach urchins, and to the Commander!

  3. kayak woman Says:

    I am drinking too (a bit of whine) but staying “home” here at The Comm’s and do not expect to be up until anywhere near midnight. But who knows.

  4. Pooh Says:

    I’m glad you arrived safely! Your tweet-pic yesterday looked scary enough, but 250 miles of it? Yuck.

    We had strange weather yesterday also. Highs in the 60’s and lots of moisture in the atmosphere meant tornadic conditions when the first of two cold fronts came through. Our immediate neighborhood had little damage, as the winds never got really high, but other cities and towns did have severe damage, and even fatalities. It was still 42 degrees when we went home from First Night at about 11:40. Today’s high is supposed to be 31, although it’s only 28 now.