When I left my house, it was 60 degrees, and forgot my husband's coat in the closet. Why would I think of grabbing it on the way out? I'm not much of a detail person, and also not much of a coat person. Coats make me feel like someone is choking me, which is why I suffer while skiing.
Fortunately, while traveling along I-80, there are several (~27) discount shops for outdoor supplies. Also, all winter clothes are on sale. If you do not yet have a coat in Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska, Iowa or Minnesota this year, you are probably a popsicle, and someone will find you during the spring thaw.
In the end, we drove for three days and made it to the 'Land of a Thousand Lakes', where the state drink is milk, and the state muffin is blueberry. Here is my trip log in bad cell phone photos:
|It starts to snow in, Evanston, WY for 20 minutes! No coat.|
|It is sunny and COLD in Nebraska. Still no coat.|
|I purchase a coat in Cheyenne, deeply discounted, of course.|
|Minnesota is essentially tundra. -22 without windchill.|
|Inga scrapes ice from the INSIDE of the windows.|