My mom left CA this weekend to accompany a friend in her ginormous motor home on a road trip to Portland, OR for a dog show. Apparently this vehicle is the size of a bus. The things some people will do for their hobbies! She said it was a bit of a white-knuckle ride going over the pass into Oregon on Sunday. They hit whiteout conditions and saw many cars that had run off the road and a tanker truck that had overturned as it exited the highway off-ramp, and highway patrol was out trying to help motorists. Fortunately, her friend is a very cautious driver, but she has no experience driving this huge rig in these kinds of conditions! Mom called yesterday to say they'd made it to Portland safely and she was out walking her dog before turning in for the night, and the dog had on a lovely coat of white (snow) I'm glad they missed this next big storm which is expected to dump a lot more snow on the area. They're not scheduled to come back until next Sunday, so hopefully much will have melted by then... otherwise they may be lingering a while longer!