Sunday, November 21, 2010
With Thanksgiving fast upon us, we decided to make a quick run down the mountain and out to the desert where food prices are half the cost as up here. There's a back road from Tehachapi that's much quicker for us than driving all the way through the town of Mojave. During the week this road can be a bit slower because of the massive wind turbine farm they're putting in. Lots of construction trucks are in the area then. These turbines are gigantic and make our little 3K one look like a toy. Once the 3 phases are completed, it will help to feed L.A.'s huge appetite for power.
Less than a 15 minute drive from our house, we are heading down and see the great Mojave desert. The storm was at our back during this trip, so we wanted to get down to the grocery store and back up as quickly as possible.
We made it home safely with everything we needed just as the rains were really starting to hit. Then I decided to finish up the ankle socks that I was knitting. Love afternoons where you can just sit and knit with a warm cup of tea.
Last night Bo needed a potty break at 12:30 a.m. and I looked out to see a cloudless sky and a gazillion stars. By morning, we woke to this - an inch of snow!
The forecast is saying the bulk of this storm will hit tonight into Monday and we're supposed to have 4-8" at our elevation.
I see lots of knitting today!