Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Winter Non-photo essay

When I saw the topic for the next Carnival of Genealogy was "A Winter Photo Essay," I thought "well, I'll just have to miss it because I don't have ANY photos of my own that shows San Diego in winter."

I posted about my two San Diego snow experiences in Day 18 - Christmas Weather, so I won't repeat it here. Suffice it to say that it rarely snows in San Diego, although hope springs eternal in the human heart! I don't have pictures from these special days, unfortunately.

Knowing that I had no photos of snow in San Diego, I figured "well, I could go somewhere for the winter photo essay." So that's what I did:

* I accepted the invitation from TGN to go to Salt Lake City to meet with them in January
* When I got there on Thursday 1/8 last week, the ground was covered with snow after several days of it. The roads were all plowed of course, but the snow was at least 6 inches deep on the sidewalk strips and vegetation areas at the hotel.
* On Thursday night, DearMYRTLE drove me back to the hotel in the snow but it wasn't falling hard - I figured that there would be more chances to get a really cool "Randy in the snow" picture.
* Nope. OK, I thought - I'll take a picture tomorrow of the hotel and the FHL and TGN and the mountains in the sunlight before it all melts.
* Tomorrow came and went, and the next three days too, since I was busy at TGN, the FHL and eating out with the folks.
* I woke up on Tuesday morning late, thought "I gotta take a picture of the snow today" and went over to breakfast and there wasn't much left and it was dirty and mushy. Then I hurried off to the airport and forgot to take a picture.


It was really cold there - here's a picture of Harold Henderson (nice hat!), Angela McGhie (friendly, fun) and yours truly (cold, see my teeth chattering and my forehead freezing?) outside the restaurant Sunday night. Can this count? We had a great time eating and talking and laughing and planning and telling stories.

There may be a little snow in the background...

I must admit that it wasn't the most important thing on my trip. And it left me without the photos that I'm supposed to put in this essay.

1 comment:

Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

I was hoping you'd share some sunshine and beaches! Glad you had a good trip.