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  •  I was in Boston for the '78 blizzard (2+ / 0-)
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    homo neurotic, Keith930

    A friend and I embarked from near Kenmore Square about 830 am the morning the blizzard started, equipped with a hip flask of Jack and some weed. Snow was already ankle deep at that time.

    We walked downtown, then across the Longfellow Bridge into Cambridge, through the MIT campus (where snow was chest deep and we had difficulty moving), across the Mass Ave bridge and home. Total of about 5 miles.

    Got home by 6 to find that power was out and people were cooking hot dogs in the fireplace. Of course, class was cancelled for the week and the state was basically shut down.

    We decided to go skiing - although roads were impassable the highways were all clear and our house backed onto Storrow Drive, which had been plowed. It took only an hour or so to dig ourselves out. We made it all the way to the old Charlestown Bridge on I-93 (and a clear shot to New Hampshire and Mt. Sunapee) before we were turned back.

    "Some people pay for what others pay to avoid." -- Howard Devoto /// "Patience is a virtue, but I don't have the time." -- David Byrne

    by droopyd on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 09:33:33 AM PST

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