Today was a very long day - about 13 hours from leaving the hotel in Grand Island Nebraska to arriving at the hotel here in Bismarck North Dakota.
Overnight, a winter storm had dumped a lot of wet slushy snow on the roads - most of the highway advisories in Nebraska were "travel not recommended", but we were simply too impatient to heed them, so we set off mid-morning. Thankfully, plows had been busy on the highways already, and the snowfall had slowed down quite significantly, so aside from reduced speed, things were pretty uneventful.
As we got further north, the roads got better - by the time we reached South Dakota, the roads were clear and dry. However, not long after we crossed into North Dakota, we hit thick fog, which slowed us down even more. At some points, we felt like we were in an airplane, "flying on instruments" - if it weren't for the GPS, we wouldn't have had a clue when the next exits were coming until we were at them.
We did manage to reach our hotel at about 11:15pm without incident, tired but excited about being that much closer to home! Sunday will be a shorter travel day ("only" six or seven hours driving time), and we're all looking forward to seeing family in Regina.
Thank you all so much for the prayers and encouragement!