I'm very grateful that my experience with last night's snow involved watching the traffic from a safe distance and one (potentially stupid) trip to the top of the Space Needle. Not everyone was so lucky, though. Many endured long, torturous commutes of twelve hours or longer. The stories are all over the news and internet (including one from my friend and fellow blogger, K.C.) serving as reminders that, in Seattle, don't bother trying to tough it out. Get off the road. So off the road is where B and I will stay.
In the Winter of 2008, B and I started the tradition of walking to lunch at Macrina Bakery & Cafe on snow days. We discovered something today. It's a lot more fun when it's actually snowing. Today's walk was bone chilling and slippery, but minus the beauty of the falling snow. We also got a closer view of the danger on many of the roads.
We arrived at Macrina early since they are normally totally packed by lunch time. This photo is from one of our visits in 2008, but it gives you an idea of the warmth and coziness Macrina offers as a refuge from the bitter cold.
Lumps of Sugar
After lunch we hurried back home to our computers. Condo living has its limitations and lack of a place to deposit wet clothing and boots is certainly not the least of those when one lives in a climate like this. We arrived home, removed our wet boots at the door and prompty deposited them in the bathtub to dry. They will stay there until we retrieve them tonight to make the frigid walk to dinner.