I was up at 0400am Eastern time and headed the truck to I-81 from Scranton, as I started up the mountain it started to snow, flurries at first then bigger and bigger flakes until just south of I-80 there was about two inches of snow on the highway I and was creeping along in 4 wheel drive thinking this isn’t good. At Mountaintop PA, which appropriately is also the summit of the grade we were joined by a salt truck with a plow and down we went and about 18 mile later we were again on pretty clear pavement. At Harrisburg PA I headed west on the Pa Turnpike. From There west to New Stanton PA where I got I-70 West and then all the way across PA, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, & Illinois the roads were dry.
Yep I sucked it up and did the entire 980 miles just like I used to when I was a young pup. Just as I crossed into MO. It started with the freezing rain they predicted but the highways had been treated and salted so I made it home before the storm hit. Like threading a needle. Turned on final approach to the Weeb Ranch in Dardenne Prairie for a total of 15 hours in the saddle.
It was dark when I got to Illinois & MO so no picture of the Border crossings.
I was given a tumultuous welcome from Rigg’s he did the full body wag , and lot’s of licks and kisses and cries. Then it was time for his presents, Sadie is still afraid of her Grandpa so I will give her time to get used to me.
Rigg’s and his Dad get to play again.
That’s about it for today, I will sleep good as soon as Donna get’s home from the restaurant/ Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.