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Draplin Design Co., North America
November 16, 2005
DDC:GAA:FT: 11162005:L11:D64
Posted at 11:58 PM


Every mile has been a battle.

274. “The Great White North. Really great.”

The big snowstorms of last night completely crippled southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. We left Winnipeg this morning with bluebird conditions, only to drive about 20 miles and right smack dab into yet another snowstorm with whiteout conditions.

I swear to ya: I’m about ready to throw the towel in on thie Great White North shit. Fuck it. Just catch some little highway south in the North Dakota or wherever and then hook up with I-94 or something. The highway here is just plain dangerous, and shit, it’s like no one cares. Every mile is a battle, having to watch for slick spots and pavement and watching for wind gust zones and….

I’m worn out. After some 400 miles of white-knucklin’, my neck is jacked and I’m on edge real bad.

275. “Gary wore a look of concern pretty much all day.”

And shit, I like to consider myself a bit of a road warrior, but, don’t find myself jiving with this route too much. 5 degrees in the middle of November is just, well, kinda cold. It got down to 1 degree today, somewhere outside of Regina, Saskatchewan. 1 degree. Cold as a mother-in-law’s love.

We made it to Regina, checked into the Comfort Inn and began the process of de-thawing and getting back to some sort of regular heartbeat. Phew, another harrowing day. Big S is ice-crusted, but ready for more and more. What a trooper.

276. “Mom, Gary and Big S waited patiently…”
277. “…while I took pics of road signs.”
278. “The finest buffalo logo I’ve ever laid eyes on.”
279. “Lots going on out here.”

There Are 4 Comments

funniest. post. ever.

i laughed for a good 20 minutes.

Posted by: 2pink1stink on 11/17/05 at 10:09 AM

I’m laughing like hell right now! LOL! Sounds like a great vacation.

Posted by: B on 11/17/05 at 6:29 PM

I’m liking your use of the f word here… seems like when it snows and your white knuckling along no better word to describe anything…. check out Pearl jam in Oklahoma City concert where Eddie explains the beautiful meaning of the word FUCK… be safe and get back to Portland where the roads are bare

Posted by: styk on 11/18/05 at 9:58 AM

Stay strong!

Posted by: izaak B on 11/18/05 at 11:32 AM
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