Sunday, February 27, 2011

The winter of 2011

The east has gotten all the publicity for their big winter storms this year, but the west has also had a lot of snow.  So far, no really big storms, but a steady accumulation has made life interesting.  We got 33 inches of snow in February in a series of storms that blasted the Bear Lake Valley.
We went to the historic downtown area of Montpelier during a break in the daily snowstorm. Snow must be plowed to the middle of the street where it is stacked until it can be hauled away.

Of course you need to dig out your car before your trip downtown.

We drove north about five miles where the beauty and history of the valley appeared in Bennington, at the Mose Wright cabin.  Imagine raising 12 children in this tiny cabin in snowy conditions like this?  Mose Wright was my wife's great grandfather, a Pony Express rider, and Idaho state legislator.

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