Today it was back to reality as I returned to work after a week of vacation. We had such lovely weather last week and I'm glad we were able to get out and enjoy it while it lasted.
Back to reality with the weather, also. We're still not out of the woods for receiving more snow before summer gets here, but we also know that any snow we get now will disappear rather quickly. It has been raining heavily most of the afternoon. One of the bus routes at school had to be switched around this afternoon due to a road that had washed out.
For those of you who don't know... I would say about 90% of the roads in Vermont are DIRT and they call them GRAVEL roads. Dirt....Gravel...it's all relative I guess? In the rain they become slick grease pits.
In the spring we have a 5th season ~ Mud Season ~ as the frost comes out of the ground. It is not uncommon to find parts of cars stuck in the mud bogs on the road. And it takes some careful skill to maneuver through those mud bogs. If you stop, you are stuck and good luck from there! It takes a careful eye to judge whether you should stop before the bog if there is another car coming from the opposite direction. Not impossible for two cars to pass each other, just not wise or safe. When it rains heavily, and in our case still have snow melting in the higher elevations, water comes down the mountain and roads can wash out very quickly. You never know what is around the next corner.
Another reason why I really don't mind giving up the sanctuary of the country and living in town...on PAVED roads.