Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mr and Mrs Grouch visit Older Son in DC - part II

By mid day Sunday the government operations in D.C. were announced as closed due to the impending snow and ice storm headed our way.  It was a bit ironic because it was our rainstorm from California that followed us all the way across the country to the east coast!  Too bad we were able to be followed so easily.  We had hoped to do some sight-seeing in D.C. on Monday but that wasn't going to work well with all of the roads closed so we decided to shelter in place and see how the Old Dominion handled a heavy snow.
Sunday evening it was raining and overcast but not cold enough to snow.  It seemed like it was going to be a bust.  Monday morning early I was woken from my sleep by the characteristic sounds of a snow plow scraping by on the road outside the window.  Oh boy, it snowed after all!   I don't know why the Missus and I were so excited about it snowing but it was fun.  Because of the snow everything in the area closed down.  We all tried to see a movie that afternoon but the theaters were closed.  Walmart however was open and we bought snacks and I checked out their ammunition supply which was in a much more bountiful state than the WMs in Southern California.
We offered to buy dinner so we got pizzas for four to go from a nearby pizzeria, came back to Young Son's place and watched 'Captain Phillips'.  A good movie. 

Older  Son's backyard covered in snow

The Missus and I went for a walk in the snow.  It was icy under the snow but we managed not to slip and fall.  The Missus finally got to try her new parka in the correct weather conditions!

Stay tuned for part III

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