for adult learners
I am a student at Bow Valley College in Calgary. I come to school in the evening by car.
I drive twice a week from Morley. It is 45 minutes west of Calgary.
Drove in a whiteout
In December 2008, I had a frightening journey. I was heading home at night. It was very windy. The snow was blowing across the road.
I couldn't see the road because of the whiteout!
I was going 10 kilometres per hour. I missed my first turnoff because I couldn't see the landmarks.
I put my flashing lights on.
I was so frightened that I called my daughter on my cell phone. I said, "Tell Grandpa, if I'm not home by midnight, come and look for me."
Found the second turnoff
I looked for the second turnoff. I would drive a little and then stop. I couldn't see the road. I didn't want to go in the ditch.
Finally, I found the second turnoff.
Got home after midnight
I got home after midnight. My daughter said, "Mom! You came home! I was so worried."
I said, "If it's windy tomorrow, I'm not going to school."
Valerie Chiniquay, Morley