|Amy Clark, 1971|
I took my driver's license exam right before the DMV was shut down during the blizzard of 1979. The gentleman giving me the test decided if I could get us safely back to the DMV I could get my license - the roads were snowplowed in single lanes and they were slippery. Needless to say I got my license that day. The experiences of Midwestern winters enabled me the ability to this day to tackle snow and crappy weather driving. Recently my husband and I were caught in the Raton Pass from New Mexico into Colorado during a snow storm. I drove through the mess, Gary of course was my white knuckle passenger - especially when I told him I was going to drive even further through the pass to get to a decent place to stop for the night.
The weather report says colder weather for the next few days - I'll be looking like a native Arizonan with layers of winter clothing on - just like the folks I laughed at when I arrived in Arizona.