Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snowmeggadon extended our Disney Vacation!!!

Last Thursday, we were back home in Northern VA. I recall sitting down to write a note to Banana & Tank's Kindergarten teacher & aide that they would be absent Friday, Monday and Tuesday as we were going away for a long weekend. I didn't tell them WHERE, but I'm sure the kids told them. :) I felt awkward that I was taking them out of school to have a fun family getaway.

As I was packing up for our trip, which was difficult for me as I've never flown with children, I received an email from the County that school was closed on Friday because of the impending snowstorm. I was pumped up since that was one less "unexcused" absence.

We left early Friday morning...well before the Storm started. It snowed Friday through Saturday.

THIS is the aftermath on Sunday!!! This is our Acura parked in front of our house.

32.4" of snow fell at our local INTERNATIONAL airport.

Mr. O and I saw this picture and knew there was not going to be any school on Monday and Tuesday...what a relief!!!

Another snowstorm was forecast (possible 10-20") for Wednesday. We were scheduled to fly out on Tuesday, arriving at 7p. Monday evening, we received a call that our flight was CANCELED. We also received an alert that schools were canceled for the WEEK, and would not resume until Tuesday, the 16th, since Monday was a holiday, Presidents Day.

Now, what to do? We had to be out of the place we rented on Tuesday. We found another house right down the street. We got confirmed seats on a flight for Sunday. We upgraded our Disney tickets...4 more days for the 5 of us for the grand total of $63! Awesome!!!

So, here WE are, having FUN!!!

Epcot passports for kids!!!


Epcot...
Animal Kingdom...
Magic Kingdom...
Hollywood Studios...Streets of NY...♥ We head back to DC on Sunday and hope we can dig out our Acura before Spring arrives...

We are fortunate that we were able to park in a covered garage at the airport....AND...We are THANKFUL that...

We have awesome neighbors that plowed our driveway for an easy pull-in from a long time away!!!

6 comments:

Mom on the Run said...

What good luck!

Boo and Hooties Mom said...

How lucky are you???!!!....not for the snow but for an extended Disney trip!! Love it! Hope you had a great time at the happiest place on earth!!!!

christy rose said...

Wow! Look what you missed! I bet you are so bummed! Disney is just not that fun! :)

Maureen said...

Love seeing these photos!

Miss you! Looking forward to seeing everyone.
M

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Hokie Girl said...

What? You extended your passes for only $63?? That's insane and awesome! Glad you all had a good time and the kiddos didn't really miss any school! Don't feel bad, I know the school superintendant here takes his whole family to Disney every Jan and takes the 2 of 3 kids out of school for a few days!