Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Early Winter

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.  :)


  1. Wow, sounds like a seriously challenging day--glad you got to see the flakes fall.

    For several years, I battled snow storms with a too light front-wheel drive that made the 68 mile round trip a true adventure. I don't miss those days.

  2. For the first time?! You are so lucky.

  3. HOLY %^#%*@(#&$*@!!!!! That, my friend, is why I'm avoiding Indiana like the plague for two months!

  4. It's supposed to be 76° this Saturday here... :-|

  5. 5 miles in the snow Linz? I grew up there and never did that! Glad you're enjoying the great northwest...gosh I miss home! :(