Tuesday, January 22, 2008

One week and counting

I am happy inside, really I am. Just not in this picture, taken just before I drove my packed car to Butte yesterday for one last visit with my parents before I leave.

So things are pretty hectic, but it is all somehow getting done. My apartment is mostly empty, just a few things left to throw out/pack/give away. I'll have photos in a future post.

Winter travel is always an experience, but as I hit the highway, I heard on NPR that Butte was the second coldest place in the continental U.S. on Sunday, with a temperature of minus 32 F. On the road, I encountered ice, snow, and a rollover accident near Lookout Pass in Idaho. As I neared Butte, the freezing air prevented my windshield from completely defrosting. According to Google, the temperature in Cairo right now is 52 F. I am looking forward to the warmer weather, but I will probably eat my words when it is 110 in August.

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