So maybe this little bit of wintry weather wasn't quite as bad as expected, but all the talk of possibly icy roads made me think.
On any usual workday, I cross at least 10 pieces of elevated road on my usual route to the office. (That would be seven bridges and three overpasses.) Fortunately I didn't slip and slide across any today or yesterday, but knowing how many bayous, streams, lakes rivers, marshes and swamps we have to get over just to function should make us appreciate the infrastructure we have.
As much as I used to love to play Oregon Trail on those old Apple computers, I don't think I'd want to ford a river somewhere in northwest Louisiana -- much less the great American West -- just to drive to work.