Remember all that stuff about Bossy leaving Washington State toward Idaho? Well not so fast. It turns out that there is a weather advisory for the Snoqualmie Pass Road that connects Seattle to Bossy’s next stop in Boise. A weather advisory means it’s snowing up there and it also means they are recommending that tires have chains.
Which says nothing about the Avalanche Advisory.
P.S. Bossy doesn’t know from Passes. She grew up on the 19th floor of a high rise, and the only Pass she ever concerned herself over was the Backstage Pass she secured in order to meet her husband.
But here in Washington State, a pass refers to the road that cuts over the mountains and connects the nice people of Seattle to things like lox and bagels in the east:
There’s just something about icy roads and falling rock on narrow mountain roads at five in the morning that sets Bossy’s heart to Palpitate Mode.
So Bossy’s new plan for Wednesday morning is to travel back down to Portland in order to cut through the mountain range and extend her driving day by two hours because we all know how much she enjoys getting Carpal Tunnel Feet:
All Adither saysApril 16, 2008 at 1:09 am
Crappity crap. So sorry to hear about the weather and your extended driving day. Hang in there!
Jen saysApril 16, 2008 at 1:18 am
If you pass Wilder, ID (what do I look like a geography major?) wave to my friend Heidi!
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysApril 16, 2008 at 1:22 am
Good plan Bossy. Hope you get better weather tomorrow.
Tootsie Farklepants saysApril 16, 2008 at 1:35 am
I don’t suppose that I could convince you to come back to Los Angeles? Stay at my house? Seduce you with my excellent weather?
Cheri saysApril 16, 2008 at 1:38 am
Carpal tunnel feet. Poor funny Bossy.
Biddy saysApril 16, 2008 at 1:45 am
oh dear! bossy is going to need a serious massage when she gets home.
and maybe a pin to pop her poor swollen feet.
please tell me you’re not still in the 2 seater tic tac
Biddy saysApril 16, 2008 at 1:48 am
also? it’s too bad you didn’t find this gem before you left:
Cactus Petunia saysApril 16, 2008 at 2:02 am
Bossy, your Portland posse is very glad to hear you’re ok. We’ll wave as you pass back thru on Wednesday. Sorry you couldn’t make it to the Portland meet up…we got a little worried after waiting 4 HOURS for you to show up. (I guess we didn’t get the memo, but we managed to have a good time anyway!) I’ll post the pictures of what you missed tomorrow: http://www.buenosburritos.blogspot.com
Have a safe journey home!
Cactus Petunia saysApril 16, 2008 at 2:04 am
p.s. almost forgot… Son of Bossy is hilarious! A chip off the old block. Hope he’s studying journalism at Columbia!
Karen in Oregon (Submommy) saysApril 16, 2008 at 2:12 am
Bossy – I’m a regular reader, but I’ve been *gasp* away from my computer and just found out that you were in Portland, and are apparently still in Portland.
Can I help?
1) It’s not USUALLY this nasty this late into spring. It’s not good, but it’s not this horribly cold and BAD.
2) Take I-84. Come down I-5, cross over into Oregon, and head east. You will drive through some of the MOST AMAZING scenery on the planet, you can stop in Troutdale at McMenamins Edgefield for lunch, (where I was proposed to, BTW), check out Multnomah Falls, and drive on toward I-da-ho. It’s freeway, well maintained, and a straight shot through.
3) Love your road trip. It’s been fun to watch.
Isle Dance saysApril 16, 2008 at 2:17 am
Cute photos! Drive safe!
mjohnson saysApril 16, 2008 at 4:05 am
I did that pass once and I’ve only been to the US once too. It was fine.
Ariel saysApril 16, 2008 at 4:20 am
Just be safe 🙂
Jennifer saysApril 16, 2008 at 7:13 am
Drive safely, dear Bossy!
Dara saysApril 16, 2008 at 8:08 am
hang in there bossy!!!
meleah rebeccah saysApril 16, 2008 at 8:12 am
Drive carefully. I just hate when I get “Carpal Tunnel Feet” 🙂
Kelly saysApril 16, 2008 at 8:18 am
Good luck, babe. I’m with you on the treacherous traveling passes rife with meteorological danger. Screw that!
Julie saysApril 16, 2008 at 8:24 am
Be safe Bossy!
blackbird saysApril 16, 2008 at 8:28 am
Godspeed. Or slow. As the case may be.
Kim saysApril 16, 2008 at 8:40 am
Go Bossy Go!
dgm saysApril 16, 2008 at 8:50 am
Just roll with the punches, Bossy. It’ll all be fine. Stay safe.
Avitable saysApril 16, 2008 at 8:51 am
Your Saturn art is amazing!
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysApril 16, 2008 at 8:52 am
I notice that Man-‘Napping does not even register on Bossy’s heart meter. Unless that Fear category is less about driving in bad weather and more about fear of being caught.
The Domestic Goddess saysApril 16, 2008 at 8:52 am
Who knew it’d be this bad this late in spring? Freaking global warming…
corrie saysApril 16, 2008 at 8:53 am
Saturns don’t come standard with a chain option for the tires?
Are you still in the convertible? That would really be cooooold up and over (through?) the pass.
What’s an extra two hours anyway? You’ve already racked up 2,000 hourse driving by now!
andrea saysApril 16, 2008 at 9:18 am
I am soooo very familiar with that route! My husband and I drove from Salt Lake City to Seattle every year at Christmas and the pass can be nasty. The drive through Portland and along the river is really beautiful. Be careful once you get to the eastern part of Oregon because it can be pretty foggy. Drive safely!!!
Chicky Chicky Baby saysApril 16, 2008 at 9:23 am
Be safe, hon. We want your heart meter back to Cusack, fer chrissake.
Kat saysApril 16, 2008 at 9:41 am
Be safe, Bossy! My heart would be palpitating at the prospect of snow+mountains+avalanche as well.
Dharmamama saysApril 16, 2008 at 9:48 am
Traveling Mercies, Bossy.
Patty saysApril 16, 2008 at 10:12 am
grandma J saysApril 16, 2008 at 10:28 am
Just swing that Saturn a bit south and visit the great state of Texas. The weather is beautiful and Cowboy Josh is here. Actually we have several Cowboy Joshes.
Andi Sexton (rrlscrapgal) saysApril 16, 2008 at 10:49 am
Smart move Bossy.. I was in Seattle with my two kidlets over Spring Break… We had the same thing happen.. but we drove over the pass at 10 am – saw tons of accidents… 5am would be a disaster… The interstate was closed westbound from Ellensburg all the way to the pass.. really bad stuff!
So! My offer is still good for a Baker City visit and Sexton Ranches quick tour!!!! And there is a decent Mexican Restaurant in Baker..and a Brew Pub (Barley Brown’s) as well as those two adorable coffee shops mentioned previously… BELLA & Mad Matilda’s.. Just in case you venture out on your own.. OH.. Our ranch is off the Anthony Lakes Highway, which is bee-u-tee-ful! You can see Llamas, our Great Pyraneese guard dog, sheep, cattle, and our puppy possie..and it’s 25 degrees right now… Supposed to get up to 52… Warmer tomorrow, so I hear!
David saysApril 16, 2008 at 11:09 am
An ounce of caution is worth a pound of BOSSY. Be careful!
Heather saysApril 16, 2008 at 12:24 pm
Wow Bossy, you are having quite the excellent road trip. I can’t wait til you get to Cleveland….I so want to meet you, but I need to know how! I am sure there is a button I click on, or some other such thing painfully obvious to everyone else but me (My family often refers to me as Capt. Obvious) Have a safe trip and I am sure that the extra 2 days driving time will be so worth not having huge amounts of stress on you while you drive.
Hippo Brigade saysApril 16, 2008 at 12:46 pm
Carpal Tunnel Feet! Ha!
magpie saysApril 16, 2008 at 1:29 pm
You still in the convertible? I want to see pictures of the convertible with the top down and chains on the tires!! Not really. I want Bossy home safely.
Foolery saysApril 16, 2008 at 1:46 pm
I’ve heard about 5:00 a.m., but it never involved roads and ice and boulders. It was all about down comforters and stupid dreams and drooling.
Be safe, Miss Bossy, and soak up the gorgeous Pac Northwest.
Barb saysApril 16, 2008 at 1:48 pm
Hi Bossy – new here courtesy of Redneck Mommy. Funny!! The speck in your pictures is probably a result of dust on your camera sensor. I have the same prob w/my camera. Either take it to the shop or pick up some Giotti Blaster (bought at camera shop)and you can fix it yourself. Don’t let anyone tell you to use “canned air”, this could mess the camera. Happy trails.
AnnP saysApril 16, 2008 at 2:20 pm
Hey Bossy! You are hilarious, love your depiction of your car atop the mountain, you have me in giggles here at work! Be safe.
Kerri Anne saysApril 16, 2008 at 3:27 pm
Those passes can certainly be pesky. You are definitely deserving a foot massage (or twelve) when you get home. Be safe! And feel free to call us if you need anything.
Imaginina saysApril 16, 2008 at 3:30 pm
I just love that your own personal seagull is following you allover the country. Does he have a name?
ElleBee saysApril 16, 2008 at 4:25 pm
Does Bossy know that there really is such a thing as “carpal tunnel feet”? Only they’re called “tarsal tunnels” when they’re in the feet. Bossy is smarter than she thought!
madmom saysApril 16, 2008 at 4:58 pm
The scenery in the Columbia River Gorge is worth the 2 extra hours of drive time! Hope you had your eyes off the road just enough to take in all the waterfalls, and hope you stopped at 1 or 2 along the way. Enjoy your great road adventure and remember – Drive Like a Maniac!
Leaf, probably... saysApril 16, 2008 at 5:13 pm
Hope it all goes well… And those illustrations of the road are pretty scary, it’s times like this that I’m glad I’ve never met a pass on the road.
heart shaped hedges saysApril 16, 2008 at 5:16 pm
Bossy, remember, please remember, that at any given moment, when you think you are alone, ALAS, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
At any given moment, stop to think, that hundreds (or more) people are currently WITH YOU on your website, reading about you, thinking about you, sitting beside you laughing about funny stories with you in the Saturn.
Love from the West as you journey Eastward.
Cindy Z saysApril 16, 2008 at 5:49 pm
Drive safely! I hate detours, but you never know what you may see 🙂
Working Dad saysApril 16, 2008 at 6:06 pm
Georgia, If you are checking the blog, I have some last-minute questions for the story. Drop me an email at email@example.com if you can. I have about an hour until deadline.
feefifoto saysApril 16, 2008 at 6:45 pm
Go Bossy go!
annie u. saysApril 16, 2008 at 7:36 pm
Bossy is VERY brave.
Christine saysApril 16, 2008 at 7:53 pm
I have a thing about precipices. I will never go back to South Lake Tahoe again for that very reason.
Jason saysApril 16, 2008 at 11:33 pm
Oh my lovely Bossy. Be careful. There is nothing worse than driving in really bad weather. It’s enough to make you “drink gin from the cat bowl.”
Manic Mommy saysApril 17, 2008 at 2:43 pm
Avalanches?! Are you effing kidding me?? Be careful!
Scout's Honor saysApril 25, 2008 at 3:30 pm
Bossy was 5 minutes from my house and I didn’t even know it because I was so far behind in reading my feeds. Sniffle.
Next time (ha! will there be a next time?), I’ll let you sleep at our house if you need to outwait the weather at the pass.
Oh, and just so you know, Washingtonians are way babies about snow. They say avalanche for anything. They close schools for an inch of snow. You probably could have made it.
Driving back through Oregon? Pa-sha! Your East cost butt could have made it.