Wesley had his own adventure as it took him 8 hours ( normally a 45 minute drive) to get to a friend's house. He could not make it all the way home from KSU as several of the exit ramps were closed due to stranded cars and heavy ice. He had several adventures of helping other people along the way.
Living in North Ga is beautiful but during icy weather, the hills around here are the first to cause driving troubles. Wesley did make it home later the next evening. Once we knew everyone in our family was safe, we enjoyed the beauty of the snow. Sorry to know so many people, including school children, were stranded.....until the next day! Amy and Anna had so much fun playing and sledding, we couldn't help ourselves but to enjoy our family time together.
For Amy, she did not look favorably upon snow when she was in China. She will tell you, "No, Amy no like snow!" The snow is no fun when you can not get warm. She has told us that in China she was so cold on some days in the winter, she thought she was "blah" (her word for dead). She said she would "come back to life" (warm up some) later in the day when the sun would come out strong.
From what she has told us, it sounds as though her foster home was very small, and lacked all modern conveniences. Our guide while in China confirmed this as he was aware of the poor conditions.
We were in Northern China to get Amy the first of April and it was cold.....we had to wear our coats in our five star hotel. I bet the winters were very difficult in the rural areas; they do not have central heat like we do.
If you ask Amy today? Well, she will tell you that now, she loves snow! She bundled up, played and sledded, drank hot chocolate, and most importantly........didn't have to go to school for several days!
|Measuring inches that first afternoon, then snow continued until evening|
|Anna in my pants and Amy in Will's....we don't have much snow gear!|
|Getting the Layers On|
|Amy loving her first sledding experience|
|They went outside twice on day 2 as sledding was just right|
|Anna went first to show Amy how to do it|