On Thursday night of last week, we were at our daughter's house in MA. It snowed, which we thought was pretty incredible, seeing as how it was only October 27th. That evening we drove in snow to our daughter's house in CT. It was pretty scary driving in all that snow! Our MA daughter ended up with about 4 inches, and our CT daughter had about 2 inches. Amazing, right? WRONG!
On Saturday, which is actually when we planned to leave up there and head back toward TN, this is what started happening! This is our daughter's back yard after only an hour or so of the snow beginning to fall.
This photo was taken from our hotel room in Hartford, and it's actually on it's side. The snow was not falling to the ground, it was blowing horizontally because of the blizzard winds!!! We were in a hotel, because our daughter's power went out, trees were falling and breaking everywhere, and we were afraid we wouldn't be able to make it to the interstate the next morning. We had decided by this point to wait out the storm and drive straight through on Sunday. Our daughter and her family went to the hotel with us, because they were afraid a tree might fall on their house during the night, and like I said earlier, they had no power.
Following are some of the photos I shot on the way through Connecticut and New York. Interstate 84 was closed near Carmel and Kent, NY. We had to detour, and of course had no idea where we were going. We ended up getting back on 84 a mile or so before the detour began, so we had to detour again. This time we turned the other direction, and ended up on highway 50, which was also closed. We spent an hour or more at a Blimpie's until the interstate opened back up. The entrance ramp was right next to this Blimpie's. We drank coffee, ate a biscuit, and listened to lots of comments by lots of other people who were also stranded!
Some of the sites were beautiful!
See the fall colors peeping out from under the snow and ice? Weird!