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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Home For A Few Days. Blizzard Time.

When we left Egypt, I thought that we might be coming back for the remainder of our winter. That didn't look like it was going to work out, though. We decided to head back to Minneapolis and then head for the South by car.

We changed our ticket to depart from Milan and then pick up a flight to Minneapolis from Amsterdam. We left Milan early in the morning, crossing the Alps as the sun rose.

The flight from Amsterdam to Minneapolis is about nine hours.

We arrived home to find the temperature in the low 40s. The early December snowstorm that dropped twenty inches of snow, collapsing the roof of the Metrodome was barely a memory. I had hopes that this year I might be able to remove the Christmas candles from beside the driveway before March.

We arrived home on Thursday. After a weekend catching up on the mail, I began getting anxious to hit the road since more snow was predicted for Monday. Unfortunately, I was waiting for a replacement receiver to arrive from DirecTV following my call on Thursday. Monday was a holiday. On Sunday, snow began falling. Here is what a blizzard looks like in the city.

Monday was spent clearing the snow instead of driving away from it.

By Tuesday morning, the sun was shining and the snow was cleared from the driveway. The city of Bloomington had also cleared the snow from the street.

We were on the road again.

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