Yesterday, I experienced my first snowfall...ever. I've been to snowy places, but I've never watched the snow fall from the sky. So pretty!
It started out nice and gentle...
That's my dog, sniffing suspiciously at the white stuff. He's a Californian like me. By evening, we had about 3-4 inches of snow, which may not be too bad for other places used to harsh winters, but it's bad for Seattle - when snow falls on an ill-prepared city, you get trouble.
And it wasn't without its mishaps - I took the bus yesterday because I'm a wimp and can't drive in the snow. After 2 hours of sitting in traffic, a group of bussers and I decided to walk home...5.5 miles in the wind, chill, and snow. I bought makeshift winter clothes from Sears, which was the only store close by, and trekked through crazy cold for 4 miles (at one point, we linked arms so we wouldn't get blown down the bridge ramp) before calling my roommate to pick us up. Even then, the danger wasn't over. We still slipped and slid all the way home!
I got home at 9:00 pm. My other roommate, who drove that day, didn't get home till midnight. And she still had to abandon her car 6 blocks away because it couldn't make it up the hill.
However, today is officially...SNOW DAY!!! I don't have to go into work! When I woke up this morning, I immediately got into my new winter kicks and ran outside... I love snow. :)