- A Honda Civic without snow tires cannot get to Gampo Abbey in early March.
- That’s it, really.
- Oh, wait. Don’t get too attached to outcomes.
I’m trying not to be too disappointed, but really, I’m disappointed. The Abbey is only open a few days a year, and they were giving out the practice booklets today, and… Pema Chodron. Once again, I did not get to meet Pema Chodron due to car troubles.
On the plus side, we were able to get the car out of the snowbank without mechanical assistance. And I only crashed once. A little bit. I don’t know. Is it crashing if you slide slowly down an empty hill backwards and spin out, but you’re just stuck between two snowbanks at the end? Like, wedged diagonally across the road? Or is that something else entirely?
OK. Something else I have learned: If you get a “new” car at the end of February, it is probably worth it to put snow tires on for the last 6 weeks of winter.
Also, one physics teacher can push a car downhill on a frictionless surface.