Snow!

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Well… Snow and ice.  Rosanna and I live in West Seattle, Fauntleroy to be exact and we just happen to be the highest area in Seattle.  We HAVE to drive up or down a massive hill to get anywhere… ANYWHERE.  So we were pretty screwed when the the temps dipped and all the puddles on the street froze over into what is known as the West Seattle Ice Rink.  Busses were sliding sideways, Tow trunks ended up in yards with the damaged car in tow.  Ro and I decided to walk down to lunch and almost fell on our asses at least 10 times each.  just crazy how quickly all of that water froze.

 

Anyway… enough whining.  I had a great ride on Saturday with the IJM.org crew that were able to make it and Rosanna and I huffed the Jingle Bell Run 5k in freezing temps after a night of snow and then dared to drive home on the ice laden roads (which was actually quite scary).  See, the Land Rover is a great vehicle but SO not built for driving on icy hilly areas (is any?)  so we parked it for the rest of Sunday and hiked to lunch and the market which turned out to be WAY too much fun :-)

Drive Careful.

4 Responses to “Snow!”

  • We wondered how you were doing. Looked for you in Jingle Bell run TV coverage and didn’t see you. DId see coverage of the ice rink on 35th tho! Woooof. it’s crazy over there!

    carrie — December 15, 2008 at 10:05 am
  • Complain away! West Seattle still makes for some great riding and that hill of yours…well it makes for some decent but (thankfully) short-lived suffering.

    David, Burien
    (ex-West Seattle)

    tres_arboles — December 16, 2008 at 3:26 pm
  • Short lived, unless you enjoy pain! MArine view drive repeats in the pouring rain put hair on your chest :-)

    Thanks for the visit David!

    Brian — December 16, 2008 at 8:42 pm
  • My old Land Cruiser comes in handy a couple times a year. This is one of them. 5000lbs, 4wd low, and new tires is awesome :)

    andrew — December 18, 2008 at 12:32 pm
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