meanwhile, during the day on friday, my sister Julie and her husband Seth were trying to fly from pittsburgh to atlanta for a fun weekend with friends. they had a layover in newark, nj. they arrived in newark around noon on friday, but only had about 15 minutes to get across the airport for their connecting flight. unfortunately, seth had lost his boarding pass. so they had to go print out a new one. and go through security again. when they finally got to their gate, they let them on the place, but had already re-sold their seats, and so they had to get off of the plane and wait for the next plane. finally they boarded the next plane for atlanta, and were on the tarmac, ready to taxi for takeoff, but, due to the giant sno-cone, they sat there for about an hour and a half before the pilot came on the speakers and mumbled something about being really sorry and back to the gate. so they had to get off the plane. again. after all the airport red-tape and such, they finally discovered that there would be no more flights to atlanta or pittsburgh for a long time. so i drove out into the flavorless mess to pick them up and bring them to our house. its normally a 40 or 45 minute drive but it took several hours.
anyway, it was a fun weekend filled with unexpected visits, both from frozen treats falling from the sky, and family who were unable to make it into the sky.