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My Daughter Robin's Visit to Cleveland... Brrrr !

My daughter Robin had been thinking about visiting her aunts and uncle, and all her cousins and friends in Cleveland, Ohio.  Well... Mentor, actually.  Mentor is about fifteen miles or so east of Cleveland... which means it is plopped right in the middle of what Northeast Ohioans call "The Snow Belt."

Robin had been planning this trip for months and months... which is just how Robin does things.  She tries to leave nothing to chance.


Oh well... there goes THAT theory !  I guess it started snowing AGAIN in Cleveland... while Robin was on the runway at DFW Airport.  She was sitting in a nice, clean, warm, cozy Continental Airlines jet... which was beginning to taxi down the runway.

As far as she knew... things were cold and crisp in Cleveland... and she could handle that.  The above picture is what she found when her plane landed at Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland. 

Sometimes things just don't quite go as planned.  Brrrr !                  

Comment balloon 24 commentsKaren Anne Stone • February 08 2009 12:13AM


Hi Karen Anne... sometimes it's the trips that don't go as planned that are the most memorable!  Hopefully the unexpected snow only added to Robin's experience.

Posted by Steve Shatsky almost 12 years ago

Karen, we get so used to snow this year and it is hard to not expect a snow in any week. I guess it is the same thing in OH.

Posted by real estate real estate almost 12 years ago

Karen Anne,

Scientist Tom here; we got enough snow to shake a battleship ta this year in Wisconsin, Cleveland had the probability to have a mess.

How are you


Tom Braatz

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) almost 12 years ago

Well that's the first time I've ever heard someone refer to a commercial jet as being "nice [and] cozy" -- LOL. Hope all is well with you and yours, Karen Anne.

Posted by Not a real person almost 12 years ago

We get just enough snow here to make it more beautiful... nothing like the snow pictured here except on very rare occasions and high up.

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing almost 12 years ago

Karen Anne,

The best laid plans...  It was 84 degrees a few days ago in Tucson, and now we're in the middle of a winter storm that is expected to bring snow to the valley floor between now and Tuesday.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago

I"ve been looking at that white stuff for 2 months now. We are up to 45 inches this year. Yesterday was gorgeous up to 48 and we all felt like Spring. But, it is just a tease. I'm sure your daughter will enjoy her time regardless of the snow.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) almost 12 years ago

Karen Anne, Cleveland is definitely in the snow belt. Quite a change from DFW.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 12 years ago

Karen Anne, your Daughter is definitely seeing some snow this year. I'm sure she will have a great time.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA almost 12 years ago

HAHAHAHAHA!  Pardon me for laughing.....but I remember that stuff all too well.  And Cleveland/Mentor/Painesville always get slammed.  I hope Robin has a wonderful visit and gets her share of snow for a while.

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) almost 12 years ago

Karen Anne:  I would consider that a welcoming gift from Mother Nature.  You certainly don't get any snow in Texas.  So it's got to be a neat change.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 12 years ago

Looks exactly like my front yard, except someone shovelled that one.  I don't like to interfere with nature so if she puts snow in my driveway, I feel compelled to leave it there until it melts, lol.  Or until the mailman leaves me a dirty note asking me to shovel it.

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Even the picture looks chilly!.I hope she embraced the novelty of having snow and had a good time all the same.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

I don't miss those elements, NO, NO, NO!

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 12 years ago

Yikes ! Looks like old man winter was having a little fun for your daughter's trip !

... hope she still enjoyed the visit :o)

Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) almost 12 years ago

Can you say Global Warming? This is kind of how it has looked around here for 3 months. It can be a lot of fun in all of that snow if you get dressed right.

Posted by Randy DeLaMare, Helping friends Realize their Real Estate Dreams (Realtypath LLC) almost 12 years ago

We had it piled up pretty good a couple of years ago. I didn't get pictures this year but it was deeper than this several times this year.



Posted by Randy DeLaMare, Helping friends Realize their Real Estate Dreams (Realtypath LLC) almost 12 years ago

Karen, my daughter lived in Cleveland for a few years and all I remeber of my visits there is that whether we chose to drive there from NY (7 1/2 hrs) or fly there, the weather always interfered.  They don't call it "the mistake on the lake" for nought.

Thanks for your comments on my post and for your offer of help.  I'm sure to take you up on it.

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) almost 12 years ago

Leah:  You are most welcome.  I am always glad to help.  I was a Newbie here about 18 months ago, and had no clue of what to do... so feel free to ask.  Take care.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 12 years ago

Oh it was probably a treat............! :-) Cause you guys don't get all that much snow in Ft Worth I'm sure! :-) Still sorry I missed you when I was there!

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor almost 12 years ago

Life always seems to throw us curve balls and you have to wonder if it throws them our way to see what we will do with it. I don't understand why life does this, but I think your daughter is strong enough to handle a little snow. It is vacation, have fun with it!

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home -

Posted by Todd Clark, Principle Broker Oregon (eXp Realty LLC) almost 12 years ago

LOL Karen.....My Mom would say " WE PLAN", GOD laughs, we had many trip delays growing up in the snow belt in the Midwest...tell her to make the best of it and build a snowman or better yet drop back in a soft pile of the white stuff and make snow angels :)



Posted by Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM (F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

I can relate to being a planner like your daughter.  I don't do well driving in the snow and I am ready for spring to come this year.

Posted by Rebecca Anne Cole (PNC Mortgage ) almost 12 years ago

Hi Karen Anne...We lived about an hour south of Cleveland for eight years.  Winter there is winter!  Snow any old time.


Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) almost 12 years ago