We made it!
Our original flight was cancelled but we managed to get an earlier flight into DC. In fact it was the last flight of the day and we were some of the last few stragglers in the airport. We got in and it was snowing pig puffy flakes of snow. So pretty.
Mr. H and I went to dinner last night and it rained snow. Cold+wet= not good! We walked past McPherson Park and saw these giant sitting birds in the snow. We got closer and realized they were sitting ducks eating snow! awesome. I love the tracks they left in the snow. By the time we got out of dinner they were gone. We went home and were in bed by 9:30. Senior citizen discount here we come!
We had big plans for today but we woke to to over 2 feet of snow. It fell at about 3 inches an hour and never stopped. So we were hotel bound for the day. Mr. H and I managed to put on our snow gear and trek around the block to Thomas Circle. The snow was gorgeous and glistening, so white and fluffy.
We've been watching the news since we don't get many channels in the hotel and fishing on ESPN was not so exciting. They've been calling this the Blizzard of 2010, which cracks me up because 2 feet of snow does not a blizzard make. It is cold, there is a lot of snow, it is windy and dangerous (an airport hangar and a church roof collapsed, there are power outages from broken tree limbs) but no where near a blizzard. No offense Washingtonians :-) Granted this is the most amount of snow at one time that this city has seen since the early 1920's. There was an eventful snowball fight at Dupont Circle today so at least people are enjoying all this white stuff.
Thank you all for your concern regarding our safety. We are cold but surviving thanks to the hotel and their wonderful staff. Most businesses closed on Friday and today but hopefully things will start opening up tomorrow since the roads have mostly been cleared and the snow stopped earlier this afternoon.
I may not get on the computer for a couple days since I don't really like paying $12.95 a day for internet service but I sincerely appreciate your comments and I look forward to reading them when I log on. I hope you are all staying warm where ever you are.