Wednesday, March 07, 2012
When I was 9 years old we took a trip in March to a cousin's graduation in Iowa but the closest airport was in Moline, ILL. That was my first ever plane trip. That was in the days when the planes sorta see-sawed in the air and we made a couple stops before actually landing at Moline and then the rest of the plane and crew flew on to Chicago. Today I awoke to freezing drizzle and this afternoon something in me made me say "boy this looks like Illinois." Probably was the humidity along with it which was at 100% at last check. Anyways I remember the steel gray skies just like it was today and how cold it was. Everyone assumes that we always send the snow their way from here in the Rockies. I hate to tell them but we have missed a few storms the last couple weeks and it had been really nice. So tonight we freeze and then it is supposed to be just gorgeous by the weekend. Special note to everyone to make sure they have everything saved tonight as the solar storms are supposed to be really bad. I hope no one gets hurt or there are no problems with people flying in the air. I may even stock up on some hot water in the thermos tonight just in case the power should go out as they said power grids can be affected. Very much like a March day here only with added solar flares but the Northern Lights they said should be absolutely spectacular!