We woke up this morning to a bright, blue sky. What a beautiful way to start the day! Mark checked the weather report online and discovered that even if we had taken the southern route, we would have run into snow storms. What’s more, we got out of Wisconsin before this storm was expected to drop three inches of snow there!
I cannot begin to tell you what a pleasure it was to take a shower this morning. My hair was so bad that I wasn’t taking my hat off night or day. I came out of the shower feeling human again! We hadn’t wanted to stop for a shower during the two stormy days because of concern about the road conditions and needing to make progress. Taking the shower today slowed our progress down some, but Mark and I were both happier when we headed out again!
As it was getting on towards sunset, Mark saw an accident in the east-bound shoulder where a car apparently hit an icy patch and flipped upside down. There was a first responder standing next to the drivers side, leaning over and apparently talking to the driver. Several more emergency vehicles were approaching. This concerned Mark and he slowed down and became more attentive as to whether the road was beginning to ice up with the shadows lengthening across it.
We had thought this morning that we would press on to Spokane to make up for lost time, but then we realized we’d be going through some more mountains in the dark and suddenly, Missoula sounded like a very good place to spend the night. We may not make it to Oregon tomorrow, but we’ll be close. We are just praising the Lord for keeping us safe another day. (Mark did a good job too!)