Last weekend, I flew back to the DC/VA/MD area to celebrate my grandmother’s 95th birthday. As this is a once in a lifetime event, I didn’t let the possibility of getting stuck deter me from going. Winter Storm Gia was expected to hit on Saturday late afternoon/evening, and hit it did.
It was pretty much snow flurries for the longest time, and I fell asleep to a light smattering of snow on the ground. When I woke up, it was a different story.
While the DC/VA/MD is clearly used to dealing with snow, Winter Storm Gia was expected to dump several inches of snow, and it showed no signs of stopping before I left to head back home.
My family left extra early to take me to the airport. I was not taking any chances on getting home – I wanted to be at the gate with plenty of time to chill and relax. Once we got to the airport, it was nice to see that DCA airport was making sure travelers could get there.
The gate attendants had us board early, so the flight could push back from the gate and get the spray/deicer on, and still have an on-time departure. Everything worked well, and I had a mostly smooth flight home.
I was very happy to get back in the warmer Phoenix area. 🙂