"Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." Or dedicated lot viewers either, it appears.
Yesterday it snowed here in Crestline until late afternoon; then the snow turned to rain. Last night it was in the teens and the mountain roads are icy and treacherous today. Oregonian Nathan Markowitz, visiting for several days in San Diego, made the two hour drive here this Tuesday morning in a rental car, only to find the last stretch of road impassable.
Not to be denied, Nathan walked the last quarter mile or so on foot and is here viewing Stack Family auction lots as I write this. All while wearing tennis shoes, no less. Nathan will be receiving a complimentary hard-bound edition of the January 9, 2010 Ford Family Library auction sale catalogue in recognition of his determination.
To borrow another famous turn of phrase, "I have been to the mountaintop" twice to visit George in Crestline, and can attest to the steep and winding terrain leading up to his beautiful resort town. The view and surroundings are divine, but I can only imagine how difficult it could be the make the trip in foul weather.
I followed up up with George, and Nathan did make it back down safely.
Congratulations to Nathan on his determination!