Our family recently took a long road trip across the state of Wyoming to visit family in Utah. We live on the eastern side of the state, Utah is on the western side. The trip across Interstate 80 is normally a fairly easy, fast drive. Except in the winter. Then it gets unpredictable and not so fun.
Bad winter weather in Wyoming is something us locals take for granted. Not because we enjoy it, necessarily, but because we know that the snow, blowing snow, and freezing blowing snow are the main reason most people don’t live here. Which is why Wyoming is such a great place to live. “Only the tough can survive it here,” we tell each other. The reality is that only the stubborn can survive it here. Toughness is secondary to plain old mule headedness.