Thursday, February 05, 2009

Snow Days

Last week, we had a snow day with 2-3 inches of snow on the ground. And a second the next day after a few more inches fell.

On Wednesday of this week, my parents got two feet of lake effect snow in just a few hours. My mom - who has lived just south of Lake Michigan for many years and grew up in New England besides - said that she's never seen snow come down so fast. It was a complete white-out, and fell on top of the snow they already had, making some impressive piles. Both of my parents work a few miles away from where they live, and the snowfall was slightly less the further away one drove from the south shore of the lake. Neither of them had snow days the day after that huge snowfall. Now that's a regional variance!

We love our snow. I just wish we got a little bit more of it.


Barrie said...

At the Wild Animal Park, here in San Diego County, they truck in a bit of snow, throw it over a small hill and hand out little squares of plastic for the kids to sit on. You should see the line-up for "tobogganing"!!

Sarahlynn said...

That rounds the country out nicely!