Main Street Jan 1 2007
My Walk about Town - January 1, 2007
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Church shelter from the storm

The United Methodist Church and others providing shelter for stranded travelers.

snowdrift

Snow at South door is waist high.

snow packed at door

 

January 1, 2007 , 8:00 a.m.

My Walk about Town

Below: The first trip was a walk to Traders to get some grub. It is only about a block and a half away. I bought a box of food and tied a rope to it and pulled it behind me. It glided along the snow as smooth as a sled. They said they would probably be open until about 5:00 p.m. They had no bread but they had lots of milk.

Traders Thriftway Store

Below:At the front of the old store, I left my dog Jerico guarding the entrance. He has been cooped up inside for a week and he likes to go out, but he sure did like staying inside during this storm. His place under the porch is buried in a snow drift and so is his normal dog house. I shoveled a path for him to get out the door yesterday.

My dog Jerico

Below: I delivered some artist solvent to my friend so she could do some painting. The pile behind her would make a wonderful giant snow man, but I don't know if I can talk her into doing it. Besides, it is in the middle of the street. Behind her is the Methodist Church Shelter where over 50 people are waiting to get back on the road home.

Snow pile

Below: My neighbor was determined to dig his little car out so he could go to the liquor store. Now that's dedication.

digging out

Below: Next I walked down Main street to the Community Rec Center. You can't see it very good in this shot because of the truck and the U-Haul.

Rec center

Below: Next I walked down Main street to the Community Rec Center. You can't see it very good in this shot because of the truck and the U-Haul.

People Rescued from the storm

Below: Here is a group playing dominos or something similar.

travelers

Below: Looks like as long as we are together we can have fun even if we are stuck in the middle of nowhere. Here is a group who were on their way to Winter Park to ski or snow board. Hey no need to go that far, we have plenty of snow here! Stick around a while!

Travelers

Below: At least we are safe here. "Last night I got to sleep in a real bed and take a shower, compliments of a local resident."

traveler

Below: He looks comfortable anyway.

tired traveler sleep peacefully

Below: Even room for a boy and his dog at the community center.

a boy and his dog

Below: Shy at first, these children decided to look at the camera with a little prodding from me. "Hello Out there!"

Other travelers

Happy new year Springfield.

 

 

Thanks to all the people who emailed me in appreciation of this web site's news and pictures.

I will keep a journal of the snow storm here everyday, so check back with me.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me. I will do my best to answer them.

 


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