There are parking lots filled with all the regular transport traffic that routinely runs along Highway 1. When the road opens all of the traffic that has been sitting idle since the road closed at 6 am this morning is going to be anxious to get to where they need to be. Including us.
I expect there are other craftspeople who are also stuck, but hopefully comfortably ensconced somewhere there is hot coffee and wifi, like we are.
We have been doing the Calgary show for several years, always in the knowledge that the weather can be nasty. We have been fairly lucky with driving conditions but after this trip I may decide it is just too stressful.
In spite of the time off after surgery in January I managed to get quite a lot woven. If I do one less major show next year, I won't have to work quite so hard at the weaving, which would give me more time for writing. Plus I'm booked to do some teaching (in western Canada) next year.
I am going to have to think long and hard about what direction I want to go and where I need to put my attention. Driving through the Rockies in November isn't really very high on my list right now.