*My trip to Washington D.C. has turned into “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” meets “Ground Hog Day.” Â If I wasn’t here to witness it first-hand, I wouldn’t believe it. Â We were supposed to return last night but our flight was cancelled. Â It rained most of the day and then turned into heavy snowfall. Â With the temperatures right around 32, the snow is melting rapidly. Â But that doesn’t make any difference here. Â The city is at a standstill. Â Last night, hundreds of people abandoned their cars in the middle of intersections because they didn’t think they could drive anymore. Â It’s insanity and getting back today is not a sure thing. Â Our re-scheduled flight to Chicago at 10:00 this morning has already been cancelled. Â HELP.
*How much snow, you ask? Â 6-12 inches.
*What was normally at 10-minute cab ride from Capitol Hill to our hotel was an hour and twenty minutes last night. Â I’m serious when I say I think the cab driver was crying.
*On a positive note, we’ve been here at the Holiday Inn in Crystal City so long we’ve gotten to know the staff pretty well. Â Especially Phil. Â He drives the airport courtesy van and works the front-door. Â He wears a Buffalo Bills stocking cap and generally knows everything happening at his hotel.
*I just got off the phone with my travel companion. Â Apparently our plan of attack is to wait at the airport in case something opens up for us. Â It’s going to be a long day.
*Can someone please send $? Â Thanks.
*Seriously, I want to go home.