|My friend Amy called, we had said we might be there yesterday, she wanted to be sure we knew they were having a winter storm. Now I had my chains, but didn't really want to try them out. Also, the highway has all these gates, "Highway closed when flashing, take this exit". Every snow flake we saw made my heart jump into my throat. As we got to highway 25 the temps started to really drop, I was afraid the water tank on board might freeze so we pulled the valve and dumped our load down the drain.
Just a few miles later we were in Fort Collins, Amy's home town. We had very expensive reservations at a fancy downtown hotel, but when we go there the streets were covered in snow and the floors bare hardwood. No place to poop or sleep for the dogs. We are outta here.
Driving around town all the trees seem to have damage. The snow was wet and early so the trees still had leaves and there were LOTS of broken branches. Amy took us on a tour when we got together at our new hotel of all the major damage. Seems some of their trees grow quickly by growing hollow so they do tend to fail in storms like this and fall on houses and cars. Very exciting.
Went to a very fancy dinner and back to the hotel where the temps outside dipped to 11 degrees, the furnace ran all night in the RV and in the AM the car would not start it was so cold. Fortunately, this is Colorado, they are used to jumping each other. We had time so we stayed the next day and night allowing us another trip to dinner and lots of rest and shopping. Amy's house is very nice and she has new cats that the dogs loved to play with.