Saturday, February 2, 2013

Slow communte

Here in Western New York, on the shores of the Great Lakes, we are used to snow. It is often a way of life for four or five months out of the year.

So you would think that a few inches of frozen whiteness would not be anything more than an ordinary day.

But this day something was different, and it's hard for me to put a finger on exactly what.

My morning commute normally takes 15 to 20 minutes, but today it was 50 minutes. And my co-workers had similar experiences. Some even had it worse.

Thinking the out-of-the-way secret short-cuts would deliver me from stop-and-go did not work out very well. It seemed no matter which way you pointed your car there were delays.

Oh well... only a few more months of this.


  1. Looks familiar. Is this Lake Rd.?

    1. Ken, if you click the "Location" link on most of my posts it will show you where the photo was taken on a map.

      I agree this does look a bit like Lake Road but it is actually Richs Dugway, a short winding road out of Ellison Park. It is a nice winding drive regardless of time of year up to Landing Road and always interesting. You do feel like you are going up someones drive way because is is a real back road.

  2. The snow we had yesterday was light but made driving a little crazy.

  3. I'm somewhat unfamiliar with this area, but after looking at the map, I know where it is now. This is a beautiful area and I never think to go there. I'll have to add it to my list.