Christmas Memory # 15 – Blizzard
For the days up until Christmas I’ll be sharing some short memories of Christmases past that I remember.
Christmas 2015, we went to visit my daughter and her family up in Missouri. We had a great time, but, here’s what happened later …
So, the day after Christmas, we had to unexpectedly fly back home to TX from MO. We had to cut our visit short, and we were all upset about it, but we were trying to beat a blizzard that was due to happen in our hometown. We needed to get home to see about the house, and also our neighbor was caring for our cats, so needed to check on them, too. Well, we almost made it.
Flights were cancelled at the Columbia airport where we were, so the airline put us in a limo for an almost 2 hour drive, through flooding rains, to St. Louis to hopefully catch another one. Then at DFW everything was cancelled, they said for days. So…we rented a car to drive home, and it was horrible. On a good day, the driving time from our house to Dallas is around 5 hours, and this was definitely not a good day. For one thing, there was thunder, lightning, and pouring rain…with tornado warnings all around us. We were lucky we didn’t get blown away. Then, finally on the highway, the blizzard hit, big time.
Slippery roads, very little visibility, and strong winds. Creeping along the whiteout highways, at night, was scary. We had to drive only 30 mph for a long, long time. What a mess! Thankful we made it home. Oh, our suitcases were lost somewhere along the way, too. They did finally find them, and delivered them to our house – a full week later!
Here are a couple of pictures. One of our back yard, and one out the front door (we had to shovel our way out it was so deep). If you’re from the north, and are used to this frozen weather, go ahead and laugh. We’ve never seen so much snow, and the whole city shut down for days!
We certainly won’t forget this Christmas.
Frozen…nope, don’t like winter or cold weather. Give me hot, hundred degree weather any time! 🙂
Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
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