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Re: [RC] 20th Birthday... - rides2far@xxxxxxxx

I remember it!  I was looking out the front door of the hotel and thinking, 
"Oh, it's snowing."  Since most of the AERC conventions were held in Reno, 
the snow didn't surprise me, until I suddenly remembered we weren't in Reno! 

Yeah, not too common to get 18" of snow in Atlanta in the Spring. It was 81 
degrees down here last Saturday. Three of us Chattanooga riders spent the night 
with Betsy Gilman who lives in Atlanta. We got up and fought our way on foot to 
the Marta station, had to climb over the frozen turnstiles. Got on the train 
and went to the other side of Atlanta and the train stopped and said it was 
shutting down. I would have never left the house that morning I was so freaked 
out but Betsy had no doubt we could get there. We got out of the train in 
whiteout conditions and walked till we caught a bus. The bus drove till it 
couldn't go any farther. Stuff out by the airport is *way* spread out and we 
were headed to the airport hotel. A huge black man on the bus said he worked at 
the hotel we wanted and we could follow him. We just trudged through the snow 
following his sillouette with absolutely no landmarks visible till we saw the 
sign for the hotel. I forgot that the airport stuff was so spread out it was 
another 1/2 mile before we found the building. Once we were there...we stayed. 
No extra clothes, no room, nothin!  After it quit snowing they couldn't bring 
in supplies because I-75 was a parking lot of abandoned cars for miles and 
miles. Took forever for people to find out where they'd all been towed to.


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