SOL March Challenge 2015 – Day 21
I was so looking forward to yesterday for several reasons. t was the first day of Spring. We could finally put winter behind us. More importantly, though, an old friend was returning, one I haven’t seen in several months because she was away for the winter.
It is always exciting when someone you care about returns. Rita, Kathy and I have a long standing tradition that we all get together on the first day of Spring and celebrate. I drove by Rita’s place on Thursday in anticipation of going back the next day.
As you can see, it was pretty quiet in her parking lot. I know that on Friday there would be cars filling the lot and people lined up at the windows outside as well as inside waiting to get their free Italian ice. This is something Rita does every year on the first day of Spring. I knew that Kathy and I would be in line along with everyone else. I knew that I would pay a dollar to upgrade from an ice to a gelati, frozen ice and custard.
However, Mother Nature played a mean trick on me. When I woke up and looked outside yesterday, this is the sight that greeter me.
Oh well, maybe by 3:30 the snow would stop and road conditions wouldn’t be too bad. At 3:30 it was still snowing. I knew that I wanted to go because pictures of the crowd and my gelati were what I had planned for today’s post. I convinced Kathy that we could try going. After all, the road just looked wet.
I cleaned off the car and we took off. Rita’s is about a 25 minute drive from home. We live in a valley so we had to go up the mountain to leave, plus there were two more mountains we would have to go up and down. As we got to the first mountain, the road wasn’t looking too promising. I went up anyway. The closer I got to the top, the worse the road got. Reaching the top I told Kathy that I just didn’t thing it was worth going. She agreed and we turned around and came home. I was disappointed. I would not see Rita on her first day back. I wouldn’t get my dollar gelati.
More importantly, I wouldn’t have a post for today. I just had to be contented with some leftover home made Tandy Cakes. Life is tough!