Saturday, February 05, 2011


You Northerners and Swiss will laugh, but yes indeed, San Antonio had a Snow Day yesterday! It doesn't happen often, and it was really little more than a dusting of snow. Mostly the problem is the ice. This city has zero equipment to deal with snow/ice, and 99% of the drivers have no clue how to drive in it. Not to mention many kids don't really have appropriate clothing (so waiting for a school bus in 20F is not really safe). So it's easier just to shut down the city for a day.

As it turned out, the 2 days leading up to it were colder than the actual snow day. While it never got much above freezing, it was a glorious sunny day. Knowing many of Angelina's friends would be stuck at home, we decided to have an Open House - most could walk here, so no driving required. Over the course of the day we had about 12 kids beginning at 8:30 until 5pm.

They tried "skating" on the street using plastic bags, and were hoping to sled but given the only slope was the edge of the driveway, that didn't go anywhere.

Mostly, they just played with the ice and snow.

And this being San Antonio, just a few days before we were wearing shorts, riding our bikes to the park.

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