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Jan 10, 2007 - first snow - Princess
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Jan 10, 2007 - first snow
Jan 10, 2007One thing is much different living here than in Chicago - I live on a mountain, and my office is also on a mountain.  This lends itself to a lot of beautiful views on my way to work, which actually makes the thought of going into work enjoyable.  I'd brought the camera along with the intent of taking a picture of my favorite view on the way to work, and lo and behold I drove through a microburst of SNOW!   It's the first snow of the winter - New York had its first snow-free December since about 1860 or so this year, and we're on our way to doing that for January too.  Crazy.

You can also see my lifeline in the right - the GPS receiver I bought because again, another different thing between Chicago and New Jersey: in Chicago you can just mapquest directions to a place and be able to just reverse those to go home again.  This is not so in New Jersey; sometimes the expressways let you off in one direction even if you wanted to go the other way, or there are no u-turns allowed, so I ended up the worst kind of lost: you know exactly where you are, but you have no idea how to get on the expressway right there to go home.

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gegenschein From: gegenschein Date: January 15th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is that a Tom Tom? My dad has one and my husband and I LOVE it! We used it in our trip to AZ, UT, and Vegas a few weeks ago and it was a lifesaver! It did get itself confused sometimes, but overall it is an awesome accessory. I'd love to get one of my own so we don't have to borrow my dad's every time we want to go on a road trip.
maigrey From: maigrey Date: January 15th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a garmin 340, actually - it's pretty nice, and does get itself confused at times - doesn't always take the very shortest route home, but it'll get you there just fine.
bizetsy From: bizetsy Date: January 15th, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

1. You are such a strong, smart, independent woman!
2. Smart move on the GPS!!
3. Aren't mountains beautiful?
maigrey From: maigrey Date: January 15th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
1. So are YOU!
2. Thanks - it's saved me SO much stress and aggravation...
3. They are, although it makes radio reception tricky...
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