Surviving the Storm

A few days ago while in New York City, I wrote, Bracing for the Storm. A monster storm, which moved across the country, went through New York City dumping snow and ice. There were concerns about how the weather would impact the final day of our seminar, but we were, in act, able to complete the seminar.

Wednesday morning, a group of 28 members from our conference, trudged through icy slush on the sidewalks to the subway and then from the subway to the offices of the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM).

We did shave off an hour and a half of the seminar so that we could head home at 2:00 p.m. However, one of our members went to the emergency room in the morning with suspected food poisoning. We left GBGM at 2:00 p.m., and parked near the local hospital to see whether or not our friend/colleague would be able to make the trip home with us. Fortunately, he was able to return with us, and we headed home at 4:15 p.m.

We arrived at the Paxton United Methodist Church in Harrisburg (where our cars were parked) around 7:30 p.m. Since none of our vehicles had snow/ice on them, we assume someone cleared them (many, many, many thanks to whoever did that for us!). Joleen and I continued our trip home, arriving around 10:30 p.m. The kids were asleep so we had to wait to surprise them until this morning!

We enjoyed our time in New York City. But it’s great to be home. Here are some photos from the last few days in NYC …

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