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Old 02-09-2010, 07:53 AM
 
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Anyone wanna make a prediction??
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC (formerly Vienna, VA)
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Good luck with that. :-)
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:51 AM
 
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Anyone wanna make a prediction??
Eh, I'm supposed to fly back into Reagan on Friday afternoon, but I'm not counting on it at this point.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:05 AM
 
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We had friends from DC visiting us in the strangely snow-less snowbelt this past weekend who were supposed to fly back on Friday night. That didn't happen, and the Saturday re-book was cancelled too. They could not get a flight into Reagan anytime on Sunday, but did manage to get a flight into Dulles on Sunday afternoon. Apparently the snow removal process is more complicated at Reagan because, since there is no place to dump it, it has to be hauled away.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Loudoun Cty, Virginia
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My Roommate's flight actually took off this past saturday evening. Her Friday flight was obviously cancelled, but apparently it gave Dulles time to clear all the runways and allow international flights to proceed on schedule.

I was rather jealous that she was leaving for Dubai while we were stuck here with multiple feet of snow
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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Put a snow shovel and brush in your car is all I can say. We were due to land at Dulles at noon on Saturday after being in Ethiopia to pick up our adopted son. We got stuck in NYC for Saturday night at our expense! Luckily the flight I chose for Sunday was able to make it to DC, but was delayed by almost 2 hours. We finally landed around 9 pm. We asked the shuttle bus driver if they had people to dig our car out. He said sure sure... I'll call them right now. Rolls eyes. Yeah right. There's like 1 group of snow shovelers for an entire parking lot, or so it seemed. So I had originally parked at the end, so hubby only had to clear out one side and the spot in front of us was already cleared. It still took awhile to get the car cleared. It was an adventure driving down 28 at 11 pm Sunday. Can't see where lanes are, so just followed the car in front of us. A trip that normally takes 30 minutes or less, took 1.5 hours.

Also the shuttle bus driver teased us about dropping us at our car. He kept asking where we parked. So when we were right at it, he refused to turn the bus right and go another couple hundred feet to put us right by our car. Needless to say I was extremely upset with a child and 8 pieces of luggage.
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC (formerly Vienna, VA)
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Put a snow shovel and brush in your car is all I can say. We were due to land at Dulles at noon on Saturday after being in Ethiopia to pick up our adopted son. We got stuck in NYC for Saturday night at our expense! Luckily the flight I chose for Sunday was able to make it to DC, but was delayed by almost 2 hours. We finally landed around 9 pm. We asked the shuttle bus driver if they had people to dig our car out. He said sure sure... I'll call them right now. Rolls eyes. Yeah right. There's like 1 group of snow shovelers for an entire parking lot, or so it seemed. So I had originally parked at the end, so hubby only had to clear out one side and the spot in front of us was already cleared. It still took awhile to get the car cleared. It was an adventure driving down 28 at 11 pm Sunday. Can't see where lanes are, so just followed the car in front of us. A trip that normally takes 30 minutes or less, took 1.5 hours.

Also the shuttle bus driver teased us about dropping us at our car. He kept asking where we parked. So when we were right at it, he refused to turn the bus right and go another couple hundred feet to put us right by our car. Needless to say I was extremely upset with a child and 8 pieces of luggage.
Congratulations on the adoption! How exciting for you. The weather must be a huge change for him!
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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Congratulations on the adoption! How exciting for you. The weather must be a huge change for him!
Thanks! He was familiar with the snow since we were able to send him a video that included footage from the December 19 snow. He told us when he is hot he would lay down on the snow. This I have yet to see When we got to the hotel in NYC, he found a little patch of snow and picked it up and was playing with it. He played with the snow a bit on Monday. I think he's over the snow at the moment. Haha.
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:44 AM
 
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Thanks! He was familiar with the snow since we were able to send him a video that included footage from the December 19 snow. He told us when he is hot he would lay down on the snow. This I have yet to see When we got to the hotel in NYC, he found a little patch of snow and picked it up and was playing with it. He played with the snow a bit on Monday. I think he's over the snow at the moment. Haha.
Congratulations, I knew you had been working on this for a very very long time now. How odd is it though for you to bring him here in the middle of the worst winter this area has seen in maybe 30 years or more? He may soon, like the rest of us say, "stop the snow"!
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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Congratulations, I knew you had been working on this for a very very long time now. How odd is it though for you to bring him here in the middle of the worst winter this area has seen in maybe 30 years or more? He may soon, like the rest of us say, "stop the snow"!
We certainly won't forget his arrival that is for sure! Everyone who was picking up their kid at the same time us told him to tell him we planned all this snow for him. (It's more like this is my bad luck at play) I wonder if he thinks the snow is a permanent thing.

I think one other family was affected by the snow. They were supposed to fly from Ethiopia, refuel in Rome and then on to Dulles. The airline told them if they got stuck in Italy, they would have to send them back to Ethiopia because their child did not have a visa and could not exit the plane?!? Crazy/doesn't make sense. In the end the flight was cancelled and they did get into Dulles Sunday afternoon.
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