Sunday, January 31, 2016

Winter Storm Jonas

It was almost deemed a blizzard, but didn't quite reach the record wind levels.  Close though.  In the penultimate weekend of January 2016, more than 26.7" of snow fell in Lancaster (the record for this area was apparently 30" in 1996).  

It snowed continuously from Friday afternoon until the early hours of Sunday morning, bringing much of the East (from the Gulf Coast to New England) to a standstill.  Cities shut down, airports closed, roads impassable.

A week later, and the roads are cleared and much of the major inconvenience is gone.  But it's still pretty to look at, and there's still a good 18" left to melt in the coming days.

As for us - we caught one of the last flights out of the area, to the somewhat warmer climes of Florida, just as the first flakes started to fall in Baltimore airport...

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Catching Up!

Happy New Year!

And, for any regular visitors to the blog, I have to apologise for putting my blog posts on hold for a couple of months at the end of 2015.  Life got in the way, and although the blog was still on my mind, I wasn't able to publish anything.  Various random blog posts were half-written, and I'm in the process of tidying these up and getting them out to you!  So hopefully, 2016 will now continue with regular updates for those who like to follow along with our adventures!

Please keep reading :-)