When snow happens in Seattle, everything seems to come to a stop. Seattlites just don't know how to do snow. It seems like every year for the last 3 years or so there's been one big snow storm a year that brings the city to a halt. We missed the last one (Thanksgiving 2010) as we were in Hawaii.
Last week Sunday the snow started in Seattle. It was coming down lightly so we thought we'd take Darwin over to Marymoor to see her friends then head home. It was not to bad driving over and it was very pretty at the park (excuse the poor iphone pics).
The snow was falling pretty steadily so we started to worry about the drive home so we called it a day and headed home. It's a good thing we left when we did because by the time we were back in Seattle the snow had fallen a bit more and roads were already backed up. The main freeway had a line of traffic to get on it so we decided to drive though downtown. We saw a car sliding and not able to move and our wheels started spinning a little, so we decided to park the car by our office and walk home (2.5 miles or so).
Though it wasn't originally planned, it turned out to be a fun walk home and we got to see the Seattle Center covered in snow!
We stopped a few times to throw snowballs for Darwin, which she loved.
Darwin got to check out the EMP and watch the monorail go by.
We were all getting hungry (and cold) so we hurried home and spent the rest of the day relaxing on the couch. Little did we know that Sunday was just the start of Snowmaggedon 2012!