Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Snow Follows Me 

I'm still in Muskegon, scheduled to fly home early tomorrow afternoon. It's a good thing the first flight out isn't until early afternoon, because we woke up this morning to a snowstorm that has raged all day long. This storm surprised everyone apparently, not just me. I had been checking the weather reports for Muskegon for the past week, to make sure I was adequately prepared for travel. Everyone said cloudy, highs in the mid to upper 30's - no problem! I didn't bring a coat - just a hat, scarf and gloves. And a fleece vest that I was just planning on wearing as part of my outfit tomorrow. I guess the local meteorologists have been apologizing to their viewers for not giving them more notice.

Of course the rental car didn't have a scraper, so I hand cleared it this morning. Fortunately the icy part didn't hit until this afternoon. We stopped at a gas station near the hotel and got a little six-inch scraper - it was all they had.

After our all day visit with the client, my travel companion and I ventured out to an Indian restaurant maybe one mile away, just up the same flat road from the hotel. Took us a good 20 minutes to get there. We were their only customers the entire time of our meal. We're not sure if they were happy that the night wasn't a total bust or a little irritated because they might have closed up shop if not for us.

So now I'm back in my hotel room, looking out the window at the snow coming down sideways and the snow on the ground blowing around in sheets and piling up in drifts. It's supposed to continue all night.

I'm so glad we're not scheduled for a morning flight.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 8:37 PM