12 hour drive, blizzards, and speeding ticket+
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Well, I had finally convinced a colleague of mine to venture on this long road trip with me to Colorado for New Year's weekend. We left my house at about 3:00AM and didn't get to Frisco until about 4:00 PM. I had asked if I needed snow tires/chains and everyone told me that wasn't necessary since they do a GREAT job at keeping the roads cleared.
I drove just under the speed limit since the roads were icy even though most people were zooming right past me. It was great seeing the winterwonderland. Well, they messed up our room reservation and the condo we ended up with had 2 queen beds and there were 6 of us. 2 people in our party did NOT want to share the sofabed.
The next day, Sunday, we went to Copper Mountain and enjoyed our little snowboard class.
In my opinion, I would have skipped the snowboard lesson. The instructor wasn't that great and was more into himself than actually helping us out.
After a day of snowboarding, it started to moderately snow and there was heavy duty traffic leaving the ski resort.
We didn't think we'd make it back to the condo especially since the GPS started going crazy and couldn't really pinpoint the proper direction due to the blizzard. It was a bit nerve-racking driving in a blizzard especially since I've never really driven in snow before. My other friends thought they would have to end up fetching us in a ditch somewhere. Thankfully the GPS finally got its wits together and we were able to make it back to the condo.
We were snowed in the next day because all the freeways were shut down and no one could go anywhere or do anything so we sat around the condo and just drank and played UNO.
They finally opened the roads back up on New Year's day and so we were able to pack up and leave. To top of the new year, I got a speeding ticket in Utah. Plus, I ended up driving the whole time since everyone else fell back asleep and I just didn't think I could trust my friend to be able to drive in snow conditions.