A few days ago the weather reports started predicting a major storm heading our way. At first, I didn’t pay that much attention but as the reports continued to get more and more serious, it looked like it was going to be a doozy! I started to get excited but had my lingering doubts having been burnt by such promises before. Tuesday we got a message at work that all non-critical people could go home at 3PM and Wednesday was going to be a skeleton crew. I got the okay from my boss to take a snow day and soon after, Paige got notification that her office would be closed on Wednesday too – woohoo!
I ventured out on Tuesday evening and while the storm was in full force, the snow wasn’t super deep just yet. By Wednesday morning, not only was the storm still raging, but the snow was now very deep and we had a blast! After our coffee, we bundled up and headed out to play. We walked all over our neighborhood and marveled at the drifts and how everything was shut down except a handful of restaurants and Starbucks.
We climbed mounds of snow in the NBC Plaza, walked through an empty mall, watched snow swirl around obstacles, and had a blast playing with two little dogs who were just as excited as we were. Later in the day, we took a little drive to see some other parts of the city. South Chicago was even worse than where we were – abandon cars in the middle of intersections, streets with several feet of unbroken snow, and drifts that buried cars – it was what we had come searching for. By the time we got home, it was late afternoon and we were ready to be home after an adventurous day.