After having extricated ourselves from the snowed-in offices, we made our way back to the hotel. We were welcomed by free crisps/chips and beer which is precisely what the weary traveller needs after battling the elements.
On the next day, I made my way to the airport after a generous breakfast. I was early and plenty of time to make my flight but there was no sense in spending more time in a hotel room and, besides, not knowing if the weather may change again does help spur you on.
The terminal at Denver International Airport is quieter than some other airports I’ve been to – or at least it is on Fridays. I had a snack, browsed the bookshop for awhile and then found a comfortable spot beside my gate.
I was there for just over an hour and we were very close to boarding when I realised that a call of nature would have to be attended to. I closed my book and wheeled my bag to the nearest men’s room.
This was when I realised that buildings in this part of the country are well-built for certain weather conditions that they can have. I had already noticed that the main roads were pretty clear of snow so they surely had an excellent team of snow-moving vehicles and people.
What I did not know is that tornadoes also visit this region from time to time; meaning that their buildings are often tornado resistant too.
Especially the toilets:
Are your rest rooms protected from the elements? Leave us a comment and tell us about it!
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~ by unexpectedtraveller on March 28, 2011.