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Re: [RC] Deb Bennett/Convention - Truman Prevatt

There was one guy there from FL who had never seen snow in his life. He thought we were all going to die. Early Sunday morning I went out to see if my car that had never been out of Florida would start. It must have had some water vapor in the gas line that froze and it wouldn't. No big deal just stay an extra day it would probably be 70 on Mondayv if we had to. We pushed it where it would get sun all day on the hood. It was cold but the sun was out. It was a red car so it should heat up nicely under the hood. We came out at 2:30, fired it up headed south and within about 50 miles not a hint of snow.

Truman

heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

They had a good program there, Deb Bennett, Moses Gonzolaz, etc. The
storm was interesting since it was the end of March. The good news was
the hotel didn't run out of food or beer.



We didn't stay at the convention center. We flew in just ahead of the
storm, and went up to my then-husband's sister's place, somewhere a bit
north of Atlanta. So we commuted in her car through that snow to attend. I can still remember her wringing her hands as we set out the first
morning, saying about her car, "It has all-weather tires, but I don't know
if this is one of the weathers!"


The highway really wasn't all that bad for a couple of rural
"nawthroners"--all the folks from Atlanta who didn't have a clue how to
drive in it stayed home.  I don't think we saw more than a couple of cars
in the hour that it took us to drive down.  Worst of it was that the first
day, the visibility was poor, and we couldn't see the convention center
from the street--I stopped to ask directions, and it turned out that it
was the very next place to the one where we stopped.  We had a great time
going back and forth and being the lone drivers on Atlanta roads.  <g>

The bad part was that we had a full week of being tourists planned after
that, and the first few days we were limited to Atlanta because the roads
further north were still closed.  <sigh>  But we did eventually get to see
part of what we went to see...

Heidi





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