The Journey Home
My flight from Oakland to Atlanta to BWI was in jeopardy, as they were
calling for a huge snowstorm to hit the east coast. And the storm did,
causing places to get lots of snow (Kristina's family on the Cape got
nearly 3 feet of it!). But, as is often the case in MD, the snow stopped long
before predicted after only about 6", and Kristina was able to get me
with no problem. I-95 was the most deserted I had ever seen it.
Here's a picture of the "disappointing" Maryland snow (though
Harford County Public Schools
still got a day off):
My 5.5 hour drive back to Ithaca should have been uneventful, as they
were only calling for "scattered flurries" along the route. But starting
at the I-81/78 split it was snowing the whole way back. It was dry snow
and blowing about, so the roads were mostly clear; it was primarily
a visibility issue. Especially since the wiper-fluid-squirters on my
car were frozen up so it was a bit hard to see with the salt. It also
didn't help that I-81 in PA is just one giant pothole.
I did get to Ithaca OK, and thankfully though the snow was actually
accumulating there, the hills were dry enough for me to get back to my
apartment. They got significantly more snow than MD from the Saturday storm.
And according to my indoor/outdoor thermometer it got down to -10°F while
I was gone! Here's a gratuitious picture of my car and apartment complex:
For those who follow such things, the drift that blocks my windows has
finally returned! So I am back to a place that feels like winter just
in time to start classes again.
And though my winter adventures were exciting, I bet my brother's were
better as he got to spend the winter studying abroad in Italy.
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