You know you're eager to leave Pagosa when a full out blizzard does not stop you from driving 45 miles to pick up a truck and trailer to move your stuff across country. Alex left for Durango at about 7:30am, there was no stopping him, and the Budget truck did not make it up the hill to our house until almost 5pm. It was long challenging day on many different levels but at least the hunters staying with us are enjoying the food. This picture was taken first thing this morning and several more inches of snow fell during the day. SUVs littered the sides of the road and people were either driving way too slow or way too fast. It's funny how there never seems to be a middle ground. Alex will be transporting the majority of our stuff across country over the next week while I hold down the fort here. I'm going to attempt to keep him from actually leaving until the storm is officially over. He'll fly back for New Year's Eve and then we'll blow this popsicle stand for good. The best tip I got today...food coloring in a spray bottle can add fun and color to any sculpture you create in the snow. After all, when there's this much snow, all you can do is dive in and enjoy it. Because laughter really can pull you through almost any difficult situation.