Seattle in the Snow
I happened to be in Seattle today, the day the press declared it to be SNOWMAGEDDON.
It was beautiful. As someone who grew up in Los Angeles, I’m not accustomed to being around snow unless I’m skiing in it. I’ve never lived in a city that gets regular snow. I actually brought my skis with me expecting that I might be able to ski through the financial district, but after looking at the streets I decided to keep my skis in working condition.
Really, it wasn’t so bad. Of course, being that Seattle isn’t accustomed to such things, the city basically completely shut down.
In dozens of places that I’m accustomed to seeing hundreds of people, it was all but deserted.
After wandering around a bit and calling some Seattle friends, I found the party:
A steep street in the Capitol Hill district had been completely closed to vehicles due to the inability to plow it and the impossibility of driving on it.
People were sliding down the ice in anything they could find. Boxes, pieces of cardboard from boxes…
…Pieces of cardboard that weren’t from boxes:
Just about anything that looked like fun.
And yes, some people actually had real sleds.
And, of course, some people had the same idea I did and brought their skis.