Iowa Blizzard

Winter Blizzard at Quiet Walker Lodge

Quiet Walker Lodge B & B

Being from California I never have experienced a true blizzard. Oh I had been to the snow in Tahoe and enjoyed a few days at Yosemite, but nothing had prepared me for minus 27 in Iowa!

Our school let us out two hours early on Tuesday and I raced home before the storm hit. I had already put cat litter in the trunk, placed a scrapper and brush on the floor in the back seat, included a blanket, flashlight and granola bar and added a lightweight shovel. So I figured I was prepared.

When the wind and snow started I just watched in amazement! Here in Iowa one really gets to see mother nature up and personal. The trees were bending and the snow was piling up. We ended up with about a foot on the ground.

Thursday morning looked like a Burl and Ives Christmas Card. The trees were outlined in snow and the ground sparkled as the sun bounced off the surface. I learned that I needed to be careful outside with a minus 27 wind chill. After ten minutes outside I raced back into the warmth of our home. I was sure glad school was canceled so I would not be required to drive in to town.

Mike plowed the driveway and Friday I drove back to school. I survived my first Iowa blizzard and was able to enjoy some of the prettiest snow I have ever seen.

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