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In other news, just got back from Thanksgiving with my Dad in Minneapolis. The drive up there was HELL, as in Hell has frozen over - and not just because the University of Kansas football team is at least #2 in the nation.
Yes, even though the forecast was for dry roads and snow ending by 3:00pm, the roads from about Lawrence to, oh, say, Minneapolis were either covered in ice or obscured with blowing snow. Except for about 50 miles north of Des Moines, Iowa. I must have repeated the mantra, "I'm so glad I didn't try to drive the Crossfire" about 50 times along the way. I rented a car, instead, for less than $20/day with free unlimited mileage. I calculated that it was cheaper to do so than add miles to my car, plus about 1000% less likely to go off the road in case of snow. Even so, the large-ish front-wheel-drive sedan did go a little sideways in northern Missouri when I first discovered that the roads were icy.
At least I wasn't one of the people in the ditch facing the wrong way, or rolled-over a number of times down the slopes around the road, or nose-to-nose in the middle of the road with another car, or so on. Yikes, it was ugly. I hope that all of you out there who drove to visit family made it there and back safely.
But - oooh! - shiny new Titan pictures! (Oh, and it was really nice to visit my Dad and see my Grandma again.)