........Interstate 90 remains closed since yesterday afternoon when another avalanche buried two cars. The people in those cars were rescued and are ok, but the back up on both sides of the mountain pass continues to grow. They said on today's noon TV news that it will be at least another 24 hours until the pass re-opens.
For those of you that are not familiar with this highway, Interstate 90 is the main highway across the upper portion of the U.S. from the west coast to the east coast. There was one trucker they interviewed that had a load of stuff bound for New Jersey. So you can see it's a very important highway here in the U.S.
Several other passes over the Cascades are closed indefinitely, too. What's happened is that the temperatures have risen slightly, and the snow coming down is very heavy and wet. Making for slipping and sliding snow. I feel sorry for the ski resorts...no one can get to them either. They are loosing thousands of dollars with these closures.
Here in my neck of the woods, it's about 40* with wind and rain. Dark clouds tell me it's going to continue for awhile.
I was checking on Royal Caribbean's web site, using the cruise reservation number and found they upgraded our cabin from the lower level, outside cabin I requested, to a larger outside cabin on deck 9 (not a balcony cabin however). I'm just wondering if the movement of the ship will be more pronounced up there and will it make me seasick? I know there are some super cruisers out there, so what do you think? I think I'll be buying some Dramamine and I guess it works better if you start using it several days before you board....is that right?
Well, I'm off here to start going thru "summer clothes" and see what fits and what doesn't. Until next time.........Linda