Saturday, February 13, 2010

More Snow causes most Barclay Cottage guests to stay indoors

Three weeikends in a row is getting to be a bit much!   We only had a dusting today, but it is COLD COLD COLD.  We've got a full house, including a couple that RAN a 14K race this morning before breakfast!  It was the Virginia is For Lovers 14K which was run out at the Verizon Virginia Beach Amphitheater.  They ran through heavy snowfall and cold temps, and are spending a good part of the afternoon in bed trying to warm up!  Brrrr

Monday, February 8, 2010

12 Inches of Snow in Virginia Beach??

The last day of January brought up to 12" of snow to parts of Virginia Beach. We have lived in this area almost 14 years and never have seen this much snow here. (Of course in New England, where we hail from, this would have been a rather normal occurrence.)  Schools were closed for 3 days waiting for the stuff to melt, but cold weather kept it around far longer than expected.   We were bracing for the next storm, but, luckily for us, it veered to the north and dumped even more snow on Washington, DC. 

We were cozy in Barclay Cottage, and took the time to tackle some long pending projects.  We lost power only for a short time so we got quite a lot accomplished.

Marie-Louise was up at dawn on Sunday 1/31 and took these pictures......