Thursday, December 12, 2013

In case you ever wondered what an upstate New York whiteout looks like

This is Route 81 north of Syracuse tonight.

I've said it many times: I've seen Baghdad during a war, and the New York State Thruway during a whiteout. Given the choice, I'd take my chances with the war.

(Make your own jokes on how this photograph fits into the Yankees' future.) 


Mike said...

AMEN, sir!

I've never been to Baghdad but I have been inside this picture many times, begging those taillights to stay in view from whatever the hell a safe distance might be. Swearing has always been involved.

It's worth it; I love this state. I must be crazy.

JM said...

Ah, memories. Driving the Northway in a blinding blizzard. Driving the Thruway in a blinding blizzard. Driving just about everywhere in a blinding blizzard. And being cold for six months a year. Very, very cold. -20 F cold sometimes.

When people here in Manhattan complain about the winter, I laugh. I scoff. I throw my had back and hoot to the sky. This is a piece of cake. Every time I go upstate during the winter I realize that moving to the balmy Southland was the best move ever.

Of course, I've never been to Baghdad. Do they have any good bartenders over there?

el duque said...

Never had a drink there. I was embedded with the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division. Twice. Smoked a couple good cigars. Met some of the coolest guys I'll never know. Not one tended bar, though.

KD said...

The harder the winter, the more glorious the spring.

Capt. Kirk said...

Warp speed, Mr Sulu.