Sunday, December 20, 2009

Back in US, Just Barely

So much for blogging live from Paris.  We were just so busy, and by the end of the day I didn’t feel like dragging out my laptop.  Everything went great, more on that soon.
In the meantime the issue was getting home.  By the time our plane landed in Atlanta, there were two feet (maybe 60 centimeters) of snow on the ground in Cville, and there was no way we were getting in.  The first word from Delta was that they could get one of us out on Monday, the other on Tuesday, this coming on the cell phone while we waited in the customs line.  Rent a car, they said, but there wasn’t a single rental in Atlanta.  But we talked our way onto a flight into Greensboro, got in at 1100, rented a car, spent the night at my sister in law's, got out and on the road by 9:00.  What is normally a three and a half hour drive took five hours.  Once we got past Lynchburg the road was lined with abandoned cars and trucks, and by the time we got into Cville things were barely moving, 24 hours after the snow had stopped falling.  I have never seen so much snow here, it is past my knees.  We made it into our street, skidded down the hill and came to rest in a snowbank.

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