Pinch of Time

January 25, 2012

When you leave the North Country for a winter trip, be prepared for anything


Finally, we made it to Hays, Kan., our planned stop. We checked into a hotel and stayed there for two days. By morning, our truck looked like it was a snow sculpture. The roads in Hays were like a washboard with layers of sleet, ice and snow. We ordered pizza delivered and ventured out very little.

The day we left for Colorado Springs, it was sunny, clear blue skies, and you'd never know it was so horrible. Such is the experience of traveling cross-country in winter. More on our road trip next time.

One last thought, as always, please be kind to each other. The world needs more kindness.

Susan Tobias lives in Plattsburgh with her husband, Toby. She has been a Press-Republican newsroom employee since 1977. The Tobiases have six children, 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They enjoy traveling to Maine and Colorado, and in her spare time, Susan loves to research local history and genealogy. Reach her by email at

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