We thought we could beat the storm but we lost the race.
There were times when driving that there was no visibility at all. It took us 35 minutes to drive the last 11 miles of I94 into Fergus Falls.
We were able to get into a hotel that took dogs and had a pool. We stopped at Walmart on the way into town, all the while cheering on Tim and the Sienna for navigating the blizzard so well. I quick ran in and bought snacks, swim suits (cheap shorts for the boys because they didn’t have trunks in their size) and then we made our way to the hotel. I have never been so happy to have Tim shift into park.
The kids are loving our impromptu vacation. We have all been swimming. We ate pizza. We watched a movie while eating treats in a bed we don’t have to clean. Life is pretty great.
We are watching the weather and are hopeful that we will be able to take off mid morning tomorrow.
it is 10am and we are waiting for roads to open. We sprung for a second adjoining room and everyone got a good night sleep. Now that we have ate our fill of hotel waffles we are just killing time watching road reports, playing on tablets, watching Disney Channel and of course playing with coffee stirrers.