Sunday, February 2, 2014

Snowmobiles on the Road

My sleep hours have been the same for a very long time. I go to sleep at 8:30 or 9 and get up in the very wee hours of the morning.  That's been changing for some reason? And now I'm sometimes falling asleep at 12 or 1 in the morning on some days!! I can't say I don't like it.  The challenge is getting enough sleep because no matter what, I still wake up no later than 5 on most days.

Last night, I was glad for the change. We got a ton of snow yesterday (with warning of a snow storm coming Tuesday/Wed), and about 10:30 last night I heard snowmobiles racing up and down the road.  Snowmobiles!!! Crazy.


I turned to look at hubby and asked him if those were snowmobiles???!!???
He confirmed it (he grew up in Michigan, and did not find it unusual...on the real road!!!). "They're the only ones who like this cr%p," he confirmed. :) I'm sure that's not true, but from my perspective, he got a very vigorous nod of the head.

Have you ever heard/seen snowmobiles on the real roads?  I'd be scared someone would be out trying to brave the roads. Snowmobiles versus moving cars?  Not a great recipe for safety (those snowmobiles were flying).  But maybe I'm just a big Florida Chicken (hey, I'm proud of that). :)

If you're in this snow belt path, stay safe (and warm).  And for everyone, Happy Sunday!

75 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Yes, I have, but not as much here in MA. When we go up to northern New England where they get a bit more snow than we do, there are snowmobiles everywhere - on the roads and on the trails on the sides of the roads.

Joyce Lansky said...

I haven't seen snow mobiles nor snow in a very long time. I don't get it. North, South, East, and West gets covered in the beautiful white stuff, while we keep coming out of it unscathed. I know, I know, you think we're lucky. I don't need what you have, just one little two inch snow fall where we can actually watch the silky flakes float down and blanket our world in a shiny white. The next day, we'll pop back up to fifty and only our memories of the glorious day off by the fireplace will remain. PLEEEEAASE. Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow. They say maybe tonight. I doubt it.

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Kristi Maloney said...

Oh yes! We've seen them on the road around here. They seem more popular when you head into New Hampshire. We are right on the border. Your son will have fun sledding! ;)

Chasity said...

I love snow mobiles! We do if every time we come back to Colorado.

Susan Zutautas said...

Snowmobiles are quite common here and hubby has actually been talking about getting one. My neighbor has one and I often see him riding around the neighborhood on it. There are people here that try to ride across open waters. Now to me that is plain insanity.

Sandee said...

There are lots of snowmobiles up in the mountains and much of the winter it's the only way to get around. You're right about the roads though.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Farrah AFM said...

Very normal in our part of the country as we are in rural Iowa!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Rosey, no I have never heard of snow mobiles on roads/streets before. I hope you get a better nights sleep tonight. Yes we are getting more snow tonight and I'm so looking forward to spring coming. Have a nice day and week.
Julie

Pat Hatt said...

We are getting more of the crap too. I've seen a snowmobile or two, but only out in the boonies

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

That is dangerous. We have a ton of those here, but we have trails just for them to stay on.

Hanan said...

We don't get enough snow in town to use a snowmobile, but some of our friends outside of town use them. I don't think I'd be too happy to see people racing down the street though!

The Rebel Chick said...

I live in Miami...the only snowmobiles I've ever seen were on TV. LOL! That being said, I only thought they were driven out in the woods or on long treks, so I'd be shocked too!

Karen Glatt said...

There should be no snowmobiles on city streets. This is dangerous. I have not seen a snowmobile on my road yet. I wonder why you are going to bed so late. I go to bed at 9pm. I need my rest because I am old. I hope the snowmobiler's stay off of your road.

Brian Miller said...

i would love to try a snow mobile....we raced dirt bikes in the snow before...but at a bit more respectable hour...smiles.

bxcrochet said...

I never seen that around where I live. It does sound dangerous.

Michelle F.

Kelly Hutchinson said...

I have never been on a snowmobile. It sounds fun tho.

Debra Rutt said...

I've never ridden on a snowmobile before. Not sure I would want too, it's a little to nerve wracking for me going so fast like that!

GayNYCDad said...

I know my nephews would be crazy enough to do this if they had access to a snow mobile!
And then my 10 year old would be begging to do the same.
Luckily, in NYC, this doesn't occur often!
thanks,
Mitch

John DeBellis said...

I have seen it but only when there is lots of snow

Holy Ghost Writer said...

I have yet to see them on the road. Accident in the making

Launna said...

Happy Sunday to you too Rosey, I have not seen snowmobiles on the roads, thank goodness, I think that would be an accident waiting to happen :)

Colette S said...

Noo I live on dry land...I mean where there is no snow :)

That sounds quite interesting. I'd like to see it, but I do not believe that to be safe.
Unless absolutely necessary right?

KLPMiller said...

I've seen it in Montana, but not here in the Chicago area. Although we have plenty of snow right now and could do it!

Brandy said...

I have seen this, although it's illegal to drive more than 300 or 500 feet (I forget which) on roads in our town/state with any ATV type vehicle. I witness late night snowmobile noises from my Mom's house more often than where we live now. Even though it's still country, there isn't a trail right close.

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Charli Mills said...

Neighbors were blasting down the road here yesterday on snowmobiles...much better sight than my dog who decided to run against traffic on the road!

Mama to 5 said...

They look like so much fun, I have never seen one in person let alone even be on one - not needed in Florida! LOL

valmg said...

I have never seen a snowmobile on the road here in NJ, they aren't allowed. Actually, we don't see many snowmobiles in my area at all, there's just not enough land to ride them on.

Grace said...

I'm originally from the North so have heard snowmobiles in our area because we lived in a rural area but now that I'm a Southern Girl I don't hear them anymore

QueenB said...

yep. when i went to high school we lived in rural new hampshire. on snow days we'd go visit friends via snow machine. on roads, paths, or over terrain. no one much cared.

Marie Moody said...

Oh I totally agree with you. On the street? We have a grammar school across the street with 2 playgrounds & a tennis & basketball court, and a big hill where they sled in the winter so it's so large that they do use the snowmobiles there and that's just fine & I bet fun & safe. Thanks for sharing and have a great Sunday eve.

Justin Knight said...

Being born, raised, and still living in southern California, I'm with you: that's amazing!

Julie Maloney said...

Way back when I lived in Syracuse NY I worked at Continental Airlines and there was parking spaces for snowmobiles :)

Kecia said...

I've never seen a real snowmobile, but I am from Georgia. They would have come in handy with the problems the snow caused here last week!

Maddi'sMommy said...

We live in Michigan and itch for this kind of weather. It's the perfect time to break out the snowmobiles. And by "we" I mean my husband and his father. I hate the cold. lol

Ai Sakura said...

hope you get more rest! Seems like you only get 4 hours per night and that can't be fun!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Manzanita said...

Snowmobiles definitely have value in high snow areas but they should not be used on roads or in residential areas. If they want to use them for recreation, it should be out in some remote area where they can zoom around and waste gas. Ice fishermen use them to get out on the ice as they weigh less than big trucks. They can travel in wooded areas when searching for lost or stranded people. It's a sure way to get to your car, left by the road, when you live on acreage. I'm not a fan of snowmobiles but they do have a place.

Sippy Cup Mom said...

I have never heard of this! Luckily we don't get that much snow.

Pauline Cabrera said...

I'm having the same problem as you. I always find myself waking up after 5-6 hours. I guess I got myself used to it =/

I don't think I've seen snowmobiles on the road but I'd love to see one day since it's snowing like crazy here in Ontario!

Alesha @ Full Time Mama said...

I live in Phoenix where there's NO snow... So no, I haven't ever heard a snowmobile up and down my road. Lots of motorcycles though! Sounds crazy!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I don't hear them by my house, but my daughter loves to go to her friends house to ride hers. They have a huge field in their back yard and just wait for the snow to fall to ride it.

Ruchira Khanna said...

snow mobiles are fun to be on but the emission is not too great!

bummer you have not been sleeping well...hope you are tucked well tonight :)

Christy@SweetandSavoring said...

You're not alone, I would be a tad worried if I saw them zooming down my street, too! Though...it would be fun to ride a snowmobile off road somewhere :)

Mistee Dawn said...

I don't think I have ever seen a snowmobile on the road. We got a lot of snow this year, too. And no... nothing,

Katherine Bartlett said...

I haven't heard them on our roads but we're in Georgia!

Trisha Grimes said...

Oh wow! I've never heard or have ever seen snowmobiles here on the road in NJ! For some reason, I think it might actually be illegal but don't quote me on that! lol

JDaniel4's Mom said...

My next door neighbor has a snowmobile, but I don't think I have ever seen him take it out on the road.

Onica MommyFactor said...

I haven't see any Snowmobiles in my area but I heard their great for snow covered areas. They really do "move" like you said. Hopefully the people driving them that late at night were being aware for safety

Kristie said...

We have them going by here quite often. They used to go through our yard, so I'm glad they're staying on the road this year...but ours is a dirt backroad where there isn't as much traffic.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Living here in KY I have never seen a snowmobile in my entire life. I think it'd be fun to ride one someday! Just not on the road though :)

Monica said...

We are expecting a ton of snow over here today!! I'm definitely not a snowmobile person. In theory - I bet it would be fun though!

Dana said...

I'm from Michigan, too. I've seen them cross highways, but I don't recall ever seeing them driving down highways. Isn't that noise just lovely? Ugh.

alissa apel said...

They aren't used in Omaha. I imagine in smaller towns they are.

Ugochi said...

Can't say I have, no snows in Nigeria and never been to the west during high winter. But I believe it is not safe.

Anonymous said...

I live in New England and don't see many snowmobiles on our roads! I'll tell you something funny though, when we were kids my mother would go bonkers because the other kids in the neighborhood would ride their "big wheels" on the roads early in the morning. They made a ton of noise!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I've never seen snowmobiles on the road before - crazy! Here in southeast MO we don't typically get too much snow so I don't think anyone around here owns a snowmobile haha.

Cassie Tucker said...

I've seen riding lawn mowers running up the road but never seen a snowmobile! I sure would have loved to have seen that though lol.

Dania Sagastume said...

I never seen snowmobiles. Wow I bet you got a lot of snow. Here in NY we are getting hit hard today. Stay safe and warm!

Anonymous said...

my husband talks crazy stuff in his sleep. snowmobiles is definitely a random thing to come up

Jaredamy said...

Yes, I have heard, and seen snow mobile on the road here in New England. They are not street legal, but some people like taking chances I guess!

~ Noelle said...

they said everyone had 4 wheelers going around here.... but we werent here, so who knows?

Eliz Frank said...

I've never seen a snowmobile on the road in my area... It would be a major hazard for drivers... Aren't there laws on riding them?
Eliz

Lisa Joy Thompson said...

We've had crazy weather here. Since I live in town, I don't see many snowmobiles zipping around, but I've seen lots of people on Facebook talking about them and I've seen lots of tracks in the snow when I'm out in the country on the way to my kids school!

Marvelous Mommy said...

I'm a Georgia gal so I'm definitely not use to seeing snowmobiles, ever. I was thrilled to get 2 inches last week!

Binky said...

Not here in the big city, that's for sure. Certainly way up north they do that, and I bet some people do that on the country roads when there is enough snow and the roads haven't been cleared.

Zulema Tomlinson said...

Well it doesn't snow here in south texas where I live so I would be surprised to see a snow mobile on the road lmao!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

LOL I've only seen snow once and certainly not enough to warrant a snow mobile

Growing Up Madison said...

I've never seen snowmobiles on the road but we have them in the neighborhood and the kids and their families ride them when our roads are covered just for fun. :)

Debi Gerhart said...

We have been getting a ton of snow this year and it would not surprise me. I live out in the middle of no where though.

TerriAnn van Gosliga said...

I wouldn't do it but could see how a nice, flat surface with straights and curves could be appealing. Esp. so if no one was on the road in the snow.

Couponing Away Debt said...

No I havent seen a snowmobile since I now live in Florida, but growing up in NY we used to see them alot. This winter has been a rough one.

The Quirky Homemaker said...

We're getting the snow now. It was about 12 hours late, I think. I've never seen a snowmobile here. You guys probably get hit a little harder than you. But, I have a hard time thinking about/dealing with/driving in this stuff too, being another FL chicken! ;)

Kenya G. Johnson @ KenyaGJohnson.com said...

Would snow mobiles on the street there be equivalent to people getting out on their surfboards here when a hurricane is coming?

mail4rosey said...

I wish I could say I was not familiar with that, but I have two surfing sons.

mail4rosey said...

That is funny, actually. :)