Twice now we’ve driven Aunt Nay down to Ann Arbor for chemo treatments. Both times we’ve experienced horrible weather. The 1st trip in December featured ice-coated roads, and all the schools between mid-Michigan and the U of M hospital were closed for the day. In January, below zero temperatures with even worse wind chills tormented us during the 2nd trip. I’d never before driven in such fierce winds. When we were about 20 minutes from home, snow began falling in earnest. Rebecca captured these photos during the last two miles.
We turned onto the gravel road, and I was surprised to see how clear it was.
Less than a quarter of a mile down, though, snowdrifts fingered across our path.
In some cases, drifts covered the entire road. I revved the Pacifica to keep it going through the worst spots. At several points we were nearly stuck.
Turning onto our road, I breathed a sigh of relief. The end of my 6-hour drive was in sight.
Winds sweep unencumbered across several miles of open fields from the west.
County plows this winter have built up a huge wall of snow along the road across from our driveway, and winds were hurling snow at us over that wall.
We were so grateful to arrive home safely that afternoon! Aunt Nay needs a couple more months of chemo, and I hope the weather on our next chauffeur trip allows for easier driving!
By the way, if you are willing, please join us in prayer for Aunt Nay’s healing. Thank you!
all photos by Rebecca