Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Washington, DC: The Blizzard Continues...

Last weekend DC received a record amount of snowfall which basically shut the city down. The Metro wasn't running, the stores were bare of food, and cars disappeared underneath a thick blanket of snow. Church on Sunday was canceled. We did, however, hear of a mini sacrament meeting being held at the Barlow Center (where all of the BYU interns live). My roommates and other U interns hopped on the Metro to head to Foggy Bottoms for the service. The ride was extremely slow and long. When the train stopped at Farragut North, several of us decided we had had enough. We left the station and hit the surface. The sun was shining but the roads and sidewalks were still plastered with compact slush and ice. People were walking down the middle of busy streets to avoid getting completely soaked up to their knees. The walk to the Barlow was actually quicker than the Metro ride. Before we arrived we helped a man shovel and push his BMW out of an intersection at which he was stuck. We were all in suits, and its a pity we didn't have missionary tags on because there was a man who began recording us with a large video camera characteristic of those used by news stations. Were we on the news? I'm not sure, but I like to think that I was.

Monday, work was canceled. Tuesday, work was canceled. Both because of the weekend's storm. Now today, Wednesday, I sit at this computer at 2:45 pm to tell you that once again, work is canceled. Why? Because it is snowing. Again. This time it is super windy, so it really looks like a blizzard outside. So I am willing to bet that tomorrow will bring another canceled work day, which leads me to wonder if the federal government would make everyone come in for the first time on a Friday. It will definitely be pleasing to find out. It is pretty neat that I am able to be here to experience "The Blizzard of 2010," the record breaking storm that shut down the nation's headquarters.

To avoid getting cabin fever, we tried to visit some museums, though most were closed. We were able to enter into the National Air and Space Museum.

Here's a view from this morning, the second round of snow:

Don't worry...I really will get some pictures up here soon. But until then, enjoy the new videos I put on youtube.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Since you're living in DC, I thought you might enjoy this blog (if you haven't seen it already:

They post about the awesome places to visit in DC and have lately been posting a lot about the blizzard. Enjoy and stay warm! :)

Word Verification: dress
I dunno, I just thought it was funny.