The last roundtrip that I had was to Peoria, Illinois where my captain and I decided to walk around the afternoon that we got there. It started snowing quite a bit and the walk turned into a rather long, cold and windy one. We headed to the theater to watch National Treasure: Book of Secrets and we also got to watch Rambo. They were both entertaining but I can't necessarily say that Rambo was for everyone. It's for those who like 70s - 80s style shoot-em up no plot kind of thing. I liked for what it was and that's how I usually enjoy things anyways. Book of Treasures was interesting and just fun, as all Disney movies are.
So, back to the walk, before we arrived at the theater, we hung a left to the Walmart where I bought a $4.00 beanie cap. It saved me on my walk back to the hotel and I even slept with it because it was just that cold. The temp dropped from 18F to 8F and it snowed about 6 inches that very night.
We woke up that morning and got downstairs for a 5:00AM van time and was alerted that the van driver couldn't make it out of his home, a taxi was going to take 1.5 hours and that they were trying to find someone else to take us. It all worked out about 45 minutes later so I can't say that it was that bad. I enjoy biscuits and gravy, an orange, and some frosted flakes for breakfast.
I got to the airport and it looked fun. Along the way in the van, the driver had a news radio station on and they said that the Department of Transportation of Illinois alerted that the roads were "treacherous" and that no one should be driving. Look at what we go through to get our flights done! The airport runways were great as the ground crews kept them clean throughout the night but the ramp area where the plane was parked over night was horrible. Here's a picture of it. I was basically doing my preflight in 6" of snow and having it leak into my shoes and up my pant legs. It was fun for about 10 seconds then I got over it. =)
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