We arrived in Idaho just before a big storm hit. Over the next few days, roads and freeways and stores and schools were closed as the storm turned every surface to ice. Everyone was told to go home and stay there. Travelers on the interstate were told to "stay put". In essence, Thanksgiving Day plans changed drastically, due to the weather.
Luckily, five of my siblings and their families were cozied up and safe, divided between two houses, about 10 miles apart from each other. However, we still had three families that we were expecting to come down from Washington. They had to cancel their trip. One more family was coming up from Utah. They just barely made it.
So, after days of being cooped up in the house, we decided to venture off to let the kids burn off some energy in a nearby school gym (one of my brother-in-laws is a teacher there). As we loaded up the kids in our vans, passing through the the frigid below-zero stormy conditions, one of my sisters (Courtney) stood at the road and directed all of us to safely navigate through her snowy driveway, and onto the country road just outside her house. That is when I took this picture.
Hope all of you have had safe travels! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!