He found a space in a nearby parking lot and trudged his way through unshoveled sidewalks to the empty office building. Since he was already there he got some work done.
Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington, decided to spend the weekend in Annapolis so he wouldn't have to travel in bad weather.
But the rest of the eight-member Washington County delegation, with one exception, arrived on Tuesday.
Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, did not attend the brief noon session. There was little work to miss as many of the legislature's public hearings were canceled.
Of the 188 lawmakers, all but 38 made Tuesday's session.
That included Sen. John J. Hafer, R-Garrett/Allegany/Washington, who lives 16 miles from the Western Maryland mountain ridgetop that received 49 inches of snow.
Hafer said his neighbors and friends used plows and snowblowers to dig him out.
"One of them came over and said, 'We got a Republican governor now, we've got to get you down there,'" Hafer said.
Meanwhile, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich was using a Humvee to get around the slushy streets of Annapolis.