December 20, 2009

The Great DC Snow of 2009

DC struggles when mother nature decides to drop 3-4 inches of snow. The schools are closed, the metro runs fewer trains and at much longer intervals, and the federal government goes into melt down mode. So imagine what happens when the skies open up and 16-22 inches float down and blanket the nation's capital. Snowpocalypse 2009!So what do you do when the roads are undriveable and you just can't stand being cooped up inside any longer? You go for a walk and see how beautiful everything is when covered in snow, of course! Fortunately, I live within walking distance of one of my favorite monuments:We didn't have sleds, but we did get to see some families and friends playing in a small park. Not quite like sledding in Utah, but you work with what you've got, right? These kids didn't seem to mind that they weren't in the Rockies, and I can't blame them. It was excellent sledding snow.Gotta do a little posing to record that we were out walking around and enjoying being snowed-in. Jess was a good sport about coming over before it was too deep and I gave her a ride home afterwards. My Subaru does a fine job in the white stuff (and it does even better after it's been plowed just a little).This was only part-way through the storm, as you can see. Just past the ankles, but it got up considerably higher before the clouds had left their joyous mess.

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