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Old 03-23-2009, 12:20 PM   #1
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Grumpy turns sixty, where else could we be ?? *Updated 10/04*

It was December 30th in a lovely village near Versailles, France, around 7am. The birds were not singing. The streets were too quiet, not a sound to be heard. A not so young woman was going through the motions of her early morning routine. She took a deep breath, opened the door to her house,stepped outside...



And then I landed flat on my butt.



I barely noticed, and couple seconds later I was back up - nothing very unusual, really, as I had spent most of winter with my butt on ice cold streets. We had a rough one here - oh nothing like the stuff you guys get in, say, Maine. But for us it was rough. Sleet, rain, ice, snow, or all of the above every day since mid-November.

But somehow that morning was different. It was Tuesday, and although it was holiday season, most people had gone back to work the day before. Yet I couldn't hear a single car or bus in the street.

I walked up to my place of work, a supermarket which is only 6 blocks from my house. I must have slipped a hundred times on my way up and didn't see any other human being. The streets were covered in ice, maybe an inch thick.

When I finally reached work, I joined my friends in the staff's meeting room to listen to the radio.

"streets and highways are blocked by accidents for miles"
"totally unprepared"
"no one can get through"

"will most likely happen again and could be worse tonight and tomorrow"

We were scheduled to leave for Disney World at 6am the next morning.

Saved by the Grump,sort of.

Take us home, country road...

Happy New Year, Grab a Mug!

The day I ate Epcot, Part 1

The day I ate Epcot, Part 2

THE text message of 2009

It's her birthday, and she'll grump if she wants to, Part 1

In a nutshell, the end.




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Old 03-23-2009, 12:26 PM   #2
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Hurray! Another TR! Signing on. First post and already a cliff hanger? This one should be good!
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:35 PM   #3
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I can't believe I am finally at the beginning of one of your reports. I absolutely loved the other ones. Can't wait to see what fun awaits!
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:40 PM   #4
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Yeahh!! I am in, too!
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:44 PM   #5
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Hi Marina Glad to see the start of a new TR!
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:05 PM   #6
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Oh My!! Oh No!! I hope you make it to the airport - this is going to be one fun ride!!
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:17 PM   #7
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can't wait to read another report.
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:20 PM   #8
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Marina,

I am THRILLED to see you and Grumpy back for another ride! Happy Belated Birthday to her! Can't wait to hear about all of your adventures!!
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:28 PM   #9
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Hello! I am here also. Can't wait.
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:30 PM   #10
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There's just never a dull moment with you and Grumpy! I can't wait to hear the rest of this one. Count me in for the ride. Oh, and happy birthday Grumpy!!
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:26 PM   #11
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Maine,
compare, have sympathy for people in Wisconsin,
we had snow, snow and more snow, and what is it doing now,
FRICKIN SNOWING!!!!


Rant over,
I read your last one, before I put it in completed.
I didn't want you to think I didn't, but I do, I am still a lurker at heart.


And, I"m betting you got out, it is called "de-icing, and it smells horrible".
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:29 PM   #12
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I'm so happy I love reading your trip reports.
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:02 PM   #13
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I love reading your reports! I laughed so hard at the last one it was great!
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:10 PM   #14
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Wow! I didn't even know there was another trip that needed reporting!!

Bring it on!

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Old 03-23-2009, 07:16 PM   #15
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I loved your last TR! I can't wait for this one.
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