It's thundering out! That's just weird! I don't think I've ever seen a thunderstorm ever in the middle of Winter. It's not even Thundersnow! What is going on!
Anyway, here's a little story I planned to tell a week ago but just hadn't got around to it. So! I graduated 2 years ago, and on that day a lot of my group of friends pretty much went our separate ways. One in particular, @Pokefraker, moved half way down the state, making meeting up with him pretty unlikely. Well, just before New Years, a couple of friends and I finally decided to go down to see him.
We left at 10AM on December 27th with the knowledge that at some time early in the morning on the 28th, we were about to get some snow. This point may seem insignificant, as the trip is only 2 hours to his house, and having left so early what reason would we have to be driving so early the next morning? Well, the plan while we were visiting was to go see Star Wars in IMax together, the closest of which was another 2 hour drive.
So we get down there, and we all catch up, play some games, etc. At about 5:30 we leave for Hookset, NH, which was the location of said IMax. The plan had been to catch a 7 o'clock showing, and then be home by 11/12. @donut711 had warned that it would probably be sold out and that we should pre-order tickets; something that neither I or @Pokefraker believed.
So we drive the two hours, we arrive at the movie theater, we walk up the counter, and we ask for tickets to the 7 o'clock showing of Star Wars. Sure enough, they were sold out... and suddenly we had a serious issue.
Now, we were not going to have driven 2 hours for nothing. We were going to see Star Wars in IMax, the next showing of which was at 10. We decide to get the tickets, despite knowing that we will be driving home in what we believe to be "a small snowstorm". Between a gas station Dunkin' Donuts, and the movie theater arcade, we kill the 3 hours to the next showing.
We walk out of the movie, we hand our glasses in, and then we step into the lobby of the movie theater. I'm sure the exact same thought crossed each of our minds at that moment... "Oh shit". Outside, snow fell in grape sized clumps, quickly covering the parking lot pavement.
We rushed out to the car, slipping slightly as we made our way through the parking lot. At 12:20 in the morning, we start our long trek home. In short, the roads were awful, and visibility was non-existent. The fastest we could go was 40, which turned the 2 hour trip home into almost 3.5 hours. We pulled into @Pokefraker's driveway at 3:40AM, after a long, nerve wracking drive, and all but fell into our beds.
And thus the tale is over. The drive home the next day, though still slow, was not quite so harrowing. All-in-all, it was a worthwhile trip, and certainly one I won't ever forget.
@Recon4Life was also there.