Dulles Meltdown, Part Deux
My colleague Andrea wrote a fun blog item on Feb. 22 -- "Dulles Meltdown" -- about how the Disrict of Columbia Parking Associates guys helped extricate her car from a glacier in the economy parking lot at Dulles. Here's my own snowed-in-at-the-Dulles-economy-lot saga:
My husband and I parked our car in a nice dry, clear spot on a sunny day in mid-February. But, while we were enjoying sunny Spain, D.C. was hammered by that ice/snow/freezing rain mess. Looking ahead, smart hubbie had the presence of mind when we parked to pull the windshield wipers up (this way they don't stick to an icy windshield), but our car was stuck solid. Not being as cute as Andrea, we didn't have anyone official hurrying over to help us (full disclosure -- we didn't look for anyone). We got the wheels to spin, burning lots of rubber in the process, but still no movement. A young guy who wanted our parking space tried to help push, but nothing. Then, an "aha!" moment: My husband placed the car mats underneath the front wheels (our car has front-wheel drive) and, voila, we were free!
Who knew you could find car tips in the travel blog?
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