Down and Out in Denver

Blizzard of 2010

Posted in travel, weather by Blake on December 28, 2010

Impassable Driveway

View in front through wet glass

Greetings, loyal readers, from the other side of the Blizzard of 2010.  Forgive the DOD silence, but I’ve been celebrating Christmas in northern New England. Above is what we woke up to yesterday morning.  We were trapped!  But trapped surrounded by ample leftovers and endless Christmas cookies; we had more than enough food, water, and firewood to survive. And the power actually remained on, which is rare in a storm like this one.

By this morning, the plow had come through and it was possible to get out.  My almost full 8-passenger flight left on time (after the most rigorous airport screening I have ever experienced) and I’m now camped out at Logan awaiting my second, and final, flight home.  Despite all kinds of dire warnings about overcrowded airports and delayed planes, things are remarkably calm here.  And thus far, no word about my own flight being delayed.  Fingers crossed…

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  1. squadratomagico said, on December 28, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Good luck! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

    • Blake said, on December 28, 2010 at 11:35 am

      Thanks! And to you as well.

      I’m now anxiously monitoring the upgrade list, hoping against hope… I’m #6 and apparently there are 4 seats available. Doesn’t look like it’s going to happen but you never know…

  2. Alastair said, on December 28, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Looking forward to our New Year’s rendezvous! Hang in there.

  3. Historiann said, on December 29, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I can’t believe you got in and out of Logan yesterday. (Then again, you said here just that you got INTO Logan, not that you got out and off to SF.)

    Happy New Year and best wishes on your further travels!


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