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May in Colorado (and a Canadian memory)

So much for Chip’s so called K’s China (May)mester. Apparently my brother Chip spent his past few May months on the roof on K’s China, baking in the sun and drinking cheap beer. Well, my first May in Boulder, Colorado is a slightly different story. Besides the fact that I’m working round the clock because I fell behind on my curriculum work for my first job and picked up a second job this week, the weather sucks. It just goes from rain to snow to rain to snow etc. Luckily, Glen let us skate rampy last night! And even though the rampy session made the snow worthwhile for me, I was slightly annoyed to wake up this sight mid-May…

Skating indoor ramps seems wrong in May, but then again, so does sub-freezing temperatures and cleaning my car off with an ice scraper. Boo.
In fact, it all seems so wrong that I was convinced this was the first time in my life that I have seen snow in May. But then I remembered a crazy trip across Canada I took years ago. Heading back to Montreal across the Plains, we ran into the worst snow storm I’ve ever been in. The blizzard was so bad, they decided to close down all the roads. We were stopped by the police in one town, but then snuck back on the road for the scariest drive ever to the next town, where we were again stopped by the police. This time we stayed and got stuck in a junior gymnasium for the night. I thought I had photos of driving in the storm, but I must have actually been paying attention while driving. Instead I found some photos worth posting… (they look weird because they’re photos of printed photos)
Jamie and Dave. These guys put up with all my craziness for one of the wildest road trips I’ve ever been on.
Here’s Dave making a sandwich with one of the volunteers at the junior high. It was pretty rad that they fed us…
And how the road looked the next day. You would never guess there had been a crazy blizzard the day before. When we made it back to Montreal (after another mini-crisis that set us back on time), it was around 80 degrees.
I guess that’s just how it is in May. And since we have snow and rain now, hopefully in a few days it will all be a distant memory…