Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop ~ Flying Out After An October Snowstorm Hits the Northeast

Focused on the Magic
Today I am joining in the fun of the Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop hosted by Deb at Focused on the Magic.  This week's theme is November Calendar Shot.  I decided for this month to choose some photos of the day we made it out of the snowstorm.  If you recall, in 2011, the Northeast had a "White Halloween" due to a rare fall snowstorm.  Well, it just so happened this storm hit on October 29th and overnight to the 30th, the day we were flying out.  As we stood at Joey's flag football game and the snow began to fall, we all made the decision that upon leaving the game, my dad would come pick all of us up, and we would head to Manchester to stay in the hotel next to the airport (we were due to fly out in the morning).  The ride down was NOT fun - it was snowing very hard, so we had little visibility, and the roads were quite slick!  All I kept thinking was we'd be lucky to make it to the airport hotel, never mind Walt Disney World.

Upon checking in, we settled in and crossed our fingers our flight would be able to fly out in the morning.  We all tucked ourselves in and at 2am, we heard a loud crashing sound and the power went out.  A tree branch just outside the hotel broke off and knocked out power.  From then on, I couldn't really sleep, afraid we would miss our flight.  But with a little Disney magic on our side, the power turned back on around 6am.  Though there was a lot of snow outside, we were able to make our way to the airport and even better .... our flight was on time.

So here we are one big happy (relieved) family waiting to board our plane to Walt Disney World!

The kids were watching the crews plow the runway!
The elements I used in this collage are from Capturing Magical Memories digital scrapbook kit Trip Report

Have you almost been stranded due to weather?  And to think, this was an October visit and we never thought weather would be a factor!  Disney magic was at work before we even left New Hampshire - there is no better way to start a vacation.

Head over to
and see what everyone shared as their November calendar shots.  Then, join in with your favorite Disney themed photo!


Melissa - Disney on Wheels said...

I remember that trip! I was so glad you guys made it to WDW. Everyone looks like they were pretty happy about it too. :)

Beth D. said...

If I could have popped open a bottle of champagne to celebrate I would have! LOL! Talk about stress!!

Simon @ said...

I couldn't create a nice collage. I tried. But I made a calendar for anyone that wants to download and use it. Use it as wallpaper!

DIStherapy said...

You and the Boy Scouts- always prepared!! ;)

Capturing Magical Memories said...

So glad that story has a happy ending! My luck would have been just the opposite