Thursday, 18 November 2010

Snowy Weather Conditions Interrupt Field Trip Plans...

We should be on the road right now -- driving to Calgary in preparation for our little adventure tomorrow. However, we were forced to cancel our travel plans due to poor road conditions, caused by a Winter storm. While it is a only a bit snowy here at home, the Calgary region has been hit hard. My cousin sent me a message that it took them an hour and a half to drive, within the city, to take their daughter to hospital to have a cast removed. Last night my brother told me the "powers that be" had cancelled their home Bible study group, due to weather. And then he phoned again (from work this morning) with the latest weather reports, which look better for tomorrow, but unfortunately that's too late for us.  And so, we will not be able to take part in the Heritage Park Historical Village "Homeschoolers Day."

Both children are disappointed, and so am I.  Isobel is especially sad as the first thing she said to me this morning was, "Today's the day we're going to the 'Teddy Bears' Picnic!"  I guess there will be more food for the ants as we won't be there to enjoy the picnic fare!  As a small consolation, Isobel can go to Kindergarten tomorrow, so she will still have many opportunities for learning.

This is what the Alberta Motor Association (AMA) website shows for today's road conditions - mostly POOR and FAIR.  Definitely too much red to venture forth.... 

Road Conditions Legend
Road ClosedConstructionUnknown

(PLEASE NOTE:  This map is constantly "updating" weather conditions, so this is not how it looked prior to our cancelling our trip)

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