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Snowed In – Day 9

Trekking, Day 9, Jomsom, Nepal – Woke up this morning at 5:45 to get ready for our flight, but when I looked outside, it was blizzarding. The snowflakes were huge and the wind was making the move in a horizontal direction down the street. I was positive no flight was going to be flying down the valley, especially since the sky looked as if it were touching the top of the airport shack. There was 3 inches of snow on the ground and more was coming quicker than ever. I crawled back into bed and then I started to talk to Ram about what he knew about the yeti.

We finally got up around 8 or 8:30 and sat around the warming table, drinking tea, and watching the snow blow down the street at high velocity. A couple of hours later, the dude who runs the airport came in the lodge out of the storm and told us that there might not be a chance that we would be leaving for 2 to 3 days. We lounged around the lodge all day and gave the youngest daughter of the hotelier, a lesson in writing cursive Cs as that was her lesson that day, but she would not be going to school.

The snow finally stopped and the sun broke through warming everything up a little. We still had the hell wind whistling down the valley though. If the runways dry tomorrow morning, there is a chance we will be able to fly out.

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