Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thunder Snow

So, as some of you might know I love writing travel blogs. For my trip to the east coast I decided to leave my laptop at home in favor of my droid. So I am writing this using swype, so pardon any errors. We flew into Baltimore on Saturday morning where it had just stopped snowing. You could see snow on the edges if the tarmac, but nothing much. They had these huge snowplows with 10ft high blades parked on the sides of the landing strip. We drove from BWI to Burke, VA where my friend lives. It was sunny and the roads were all clear, but it was 26° out.

We got ourselves settled and went out later to see The Fighter. It was an excellent movie and reinforced for me what a good actor Christian Bale is. The next day we headed into DC and went to The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. This is always one of my favorite museums as I am a science geek. They had an exhibit on forensic anthropology from colonial Virginia.
 They were excavating skeletons from an old fort and explaining how they figured out how the people died and lived. It was awesome!

The other bit of excitement was a crocheted coral reef (pictures to the left). It was made based upon mathematical formulas in cooperation with crochet artists all over the world.

From VA we drove up to see my husband's family in Connecticut. It was about a 6 hour drive, but it wasn't too bad. There were warnings of an approaching snowstorm, but so far everything was ok. Getting to meet Joe's auntand uncles was fun. Joe's aunt is a fantastic cook and made some great pasta the first night we were here. The snow warnings were increasing and we decided we needed to move our flight as it didn't seem we would be able to make it back to a Baltimore on Wednesday. We managed to return the rental car and get our flight moved without any problems. It turned out to be a good thing. Last night is started snowing around 11pm and it is still going. We are supposed to get 20in with chances of thunder snow. Doesn't that sound like something out of a bad scifi movie? Thunder Snow!! Anyway, wish me luck on getting out of here eventually.
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