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Old 11-09-2018, 07:42 PM
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Snowed here, about and inch maybe 45 minutes south of Minneapolis. I guess people forgot how to drive in the snow, so there were lots of accidents.

That '74 Monte is cool! I had a '75 in high school. Lots of fun in that car!
One of the worst blizzards I ever drove in was from Des Moines to Minneapolis going to the 1991 Super Bowl. Could not get a flight into anyplace closer than Des Moines. Wasn't too bad right out of Des Moines but quickly deteriorated. Blinding snow when it came straight at you. Trucks flying by, completely indifferent to the conditions. I was driving, my brother's sitting next to me drinking beer, I'm scared shitless, he says just go straight there's no curves in the road.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:56 PM
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One of the worst blizzards I ever drove in was from Des Moines to Minneapolis going to the 1991 Super Bowl. Could not get a flight into anyplace closer than Des Moines. Wasn't too bad right out of Des Moines but quickly deteriorated. Blinding snow when it came straight at you. Trucks flying by, completely indifferent to the conditions. I was driving, my brother's sitting next to me drinking beer, I'm scared shitless, he says just go straight there's no curves in the road.
Sounds like a fun road trip Peter.

I did something very similar. In 2000 I was making my first trip to Europe. It is a 300 mile drive from here to MSP to catch our flight. A blizzard come out of nowhere the night before we had our flight and was supposed to last for 12+ hours. So we left that night and it took us all of that 12 hours to drive 300 miles. It was scary as hell and really fun at the same time.
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:27 PM
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One of the worst blizzards I ever drove in was from Des Moines to Minneapolis going to the 1991 Super Bowl. Could not get a flight into anyplace closer than Des Moines. Wasn't too bad right out of Des Moines but quickly deteriorated. Blinding snow when it came straight at you. Trucks flying by, completely indifferent to the conditions. I was driving, my brother's sitting next to me drinking beer, I'm scared shitless, he says just go straight there's no curves in the road.
Should have stuck around a few months. Halloween '91 is one we still talk about.
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:38 PM
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Should have stuck around a few months. Halloween '91 is one we still talk about.
Boston is cold enough, thank you. I've never been so cold as every time I stepped outside that weekend. As I recall it was maybe a block from the end of that indoor walkway system (VERY cool by the way) to the stadium and it was a near death experience. I think I got frostbite going from the parking lot of the art museum to the entrance. LOL.
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Snowed here, about and inch maybe 45 minutes south of Minneapolis. I guess people forgot how to drive in the snow, so there were lots of accidents.

That '74 Monte is cool! I had a '75 in high school. Lots of fun in that car!
That happened every year in WI too. You'd think people would remember to slow down. I definitely don't miss the snow out here in socal.
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Jesse I believe the same rule of thumb applies in SoCal when it comes to driving in rain ( as opposed to snow ), as infrequent as rain may be here......
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:38 PM
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Tell more about the truck and post more pics! I don't care about the snow due to where I live. 🌅🌴
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:44 AM
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Here is 3 more pics.
That's so fun!
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On the left, what winter always was for me...on the right, what winter looks like now...

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