Man, what a weekend!
I would have prepared this recap post on Sunday if I wasn't so wiped out. I was a little traumatized to say the least...
We started off with a fun little couple's date night on Friday where I had Pho for the first time and went to see Gangster Squad at the theater (so Gosling, so good). Saturday I snapped a shot of the morning fog and got a few things done in the afternoon before leaving to spend a night in Wendover, a little cluster of casinos on the Utah/Nevada border.
We had a good old time slot hopping and beer drinking, but while heading home the next day we found ourselves caught in the middle of an angry blizzard. No plows had been out on the freeway, leaving us somewhere in the middle of a line of cars trekking down the same lane and depending on each other's tracks to lead the way. Every once in a while a big trucker would speed past us in the other lane sending a giant wave of slush on our windshield and blinding us for a good 5 seconds. I literally had a panic attack in the passenger seat, hyperventilating and crying for 20 minutes because I thought we were going to get into a wreck and die.
It was a 3-hour living nightmare for me, and when I got home I was so overwhelmed with stress I immediately took a hot bubble bath. I might have been in there for 2 hours total - liking everyone's Instagrams and not even washing, shampooing, or shaving - just sitting there decompressing until a couple inches of water remained (I have a shitty drain). I might have filled it back up for a second round. Then I took a nap with Sammy in my arms and Nelly by my feet - happy to be alive.
I woke up the next morning to a bright blue sky - the inversion had been wiped out and I could finally see the sun again after what seemed like weeks of forever. I snapped shots of the winter imagery while taking the dogs out, and thought to myself, "Mother nature is quite the bitch but she sure is beautiful."