Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Blizzard 2010 - Austin style

I know everyone in the north has had to deal with months of bitter cold, horrible winter storms, and snowfall that's being measured in feet rather than inches, but we've had it bad down here in Austin, too.

Take this week - Sunday was sunny and 85 degrees. We had to turn on the air conditioning in the car on the way home from Cirque du Soleil. And then yesterday - it snowed. It was practically a blizzard. Some schools in Austin closed early, and others opened late this morning. There was a run on marshmallows and hot chocolate at the stores. It was chaos!

All for a whopping half inch of snow.

I mean, you can hardly see across the street for all the snow coming down.

It was so deep that Campbell could barely walk in it.

And we nearly lost Elizabeth in a snowdrift.

Ella and Lily and the neighbors were able to build a giant snowman with all the snow in the yard.
The snow lingered for hours after the sun came up this morning. You can't even imagine the mess on the roadways. Thank goodness TXDoT sent out sand trucks.
We'll be talking about the Blizzard of '10 for years to come.

9 comments:

Ann in NJ said...

You made me smile - but we're facing another storm overnight that, depending on its track, will dump anywhere from 2 to 18 inches of snow by Friday afternoon.

I'm SO done with winter!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

That's my kind of blizzard. You've got to love a blizzard that allows you to clear your walkway with a broom!

calicobebop said...

You know what? I'm not even going to go there...

I'm glad the girls got to see more snow! All 1/2 inches of it! At least they were able to see it come down and that's the prettiest part anyway.

Shelly said...

It was pretty, though! Happy to see it come and happy to see it go. Let's move on to the springtime now!

Cookie said...

Wow! Some blizzard!
We didn't get ANY snow this year in Seattle. The trees are blooming early here :)

Janice Ellen Wright said...

That's funny. I'll try to do our version today...

Baino said...

Haha! Bit like us. We very occasionally get snow in the blue mountains and my sister grabs the kids for a day's play in it before it all melts! Looks like fun even if it is a little thin on the ground! Put a hat on that baby!

anymommy said...

So funny. I love that teeny tiny snow man!

Amy said...

Funny you. The snowman is spectacular!