I lived in the eastern part of the country most of my life so I was used to cold, snow and ice. I had an ice scraper and a snow brush in the car and snow tires on the car. I had de-icer for the frozen door locks and salt in the trunk just in case I was stuck somewhere. I had an extra set of keys so that I could start my car at work and try to defrost it before I left to go home. Of course, sometimes I had to shovel my way out the back door of my store to get to my car and try not to fall. Once my car defrosted, the worst part came...driving in the snow and ice!
I admit, the fresh fallen snow is one of the prettiest pictures you will ever see. It is breathtaking to see a blanket of snow covering everything. But, if you have to go somewhere, then you have to deal with the treacherous roads. There were a lot of hill and curves where I lived. I was not one to think that driving in the snow was adventurous or fun. I was frightened to the point of being a hazard on the road, so I did my best not to have to drive anywhere.
Now that I live in Las Vegas, I don't need snow tires, snow boots (unless I am going to the mountain to take my boys snowboarding), snow shovels, ice scrapers or any other winter item. Sometimes people ask me if I miss the weather back east, I say NO! I love having the sunshine almost everyday. It is wonderful not getting my shoes wet in the rain, I think it is great not wearing boots and heavy coats! But, the best think about the winters in Las Vegas is I don't have to drive on snow and ice covered roads!
It's been almost 5 years since we moved to Las Vegas and when I see videos like this, it brings back memories, not good memories! This reminds me why I moved to the desert.