Sunday, March 08, 2009

Big Snow Week, In My Rearview Mirror

Hi Friends,

It is only fitting that a week that started with an amazing spiritual lift would bring one of the biggest snow storms of the season. Maybe the two are tied together somehow ... maybe I just imagine that they are.

I told you in my last post about how amazing my week started, and the follow up is that it ended with up to 8 feet of new snow in the mountains and a new feeling of joy in my Spirit. I opened my mind to new things this week, new shift with new expectations and got to see some of the most beautiful scenery I can remember.

On Monday a day I usually work, the weather was great and the route I usually drive over Donner Pass was open with no chain controls. On Tuesday (my new Monday) I headed out to Donner Pass only to be turned around at Truckee and decided to make the trip by driving through The Feather River highway. It is much further and very windy, but it one of the most beautiful drives I have ever made. The river was running very high and waterfalls were coming from the mountain walls like I have never seen before. Plenty of wet snow was adding to the effect of Heaven.

Swapped trailers in Sacramento as usual and tried to make it back over Donner Pass again. Same luck as before and I was going to spend the night in Auburn tonight. No snow in Auburn, but it was pouring rain causing local flooding and slippery streets. Nice room, but not as much fun without the wife and puppies around.

Wednesday morning didn't bring much change and I was headed back to Reno over highway 70 again. The snow must have really come down on Tuesday night as the trees and roadsides sported a new white outfit, heavy and beautiful. I really enjoyed the ride and look forward to each new adventure I experience. This one was fun, eye opening and thankful.

Wonder what this coming week will bring? Maybe more snow, maybe a new thing I will see or experience that folks trapped in an office miss. It is a wonderful life isn't it?

I read this neat little quote by Yoko Ono this week and it stayed with me. I wanted to share it with you.

“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.”
Yoko Ono



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