Random Thursday: Washington D.C. Edition

The Aftermath of "Snowfall Reggie" as Seen From My Hotel Window

*My trip to Washington D.C. has turned into “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” meets “Ground Hog Day.”  If I wasn’t here to witness it first-hand, I wouldn’t believe it.  We were supposed to return last night but our flight was cancelled.  It rained most of the day and then turned into heavy snowfall.  With the temperatures right around 32, the snow is melting rapidly.  But that doesn’t make any difference here.  The city is at a standstill.  Last night, hundreds of people abandoned their cars in the middle of intersections because they didn’t think they could drive anymore.  It’s insanity and getting back today is not a sure thing.  Our re-scheduled flight to Chicago at 10:00 this morning has already been cancelled.  HELP.

*How much snow, you ask?  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.  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.  Especially Phil.  He drives the airport courtesy van and works the front-door.  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.  Apparently our plan of attack is to wait at the airport in case something opens up for us.  It’s going to be a long day.

*Can someone please send $?  Thanks.

*Seriously, I want to go home.

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2 thoughts on “Random Thursday: Washington D.C. Edition

  1. Seriously. This made me laugh out loud, at work, and snort. I guess maybe part of it was because I was imagining John Candy in the mix, but, never-the-less, funny stuff.

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