“Is it Christmas again?” I heard a little boy say this to his mother the other day. I couldn’t blame him for thinking that because when you look outside right now, all you see is snow. This is not a common sight for the children of Vancouver. Is it Christmas again? You would think so!
A few days ago Vancouver was hit with a snow storm. I want to put this in quotations, but that may be a tad rude. What would have been a normal day for me in Ontario was a storm here in Vancouver.
Buses shut down, power outages happened all over the city (my apartment included) businesses had to close down, people were sent home early from work.
I ended up having to go home early from work as well. I spent the morning outside, pushing a baby stroller through the snow and kept getting stuck. Once her mom, my boss, came home early from work, it was time for me to leave as well, as the buses were shutting down.
Majority of drivers in Vancouver do not have snow tires, as it snows so rarely here. The people were warned about the weather coming, but many ignored those warnings. I witnessed vehicles sliding all over the roads, people in ditches. It was not at all safe.
Also, a tip for all. When the power is out and the traffic lights are not working, you need to treat the intersection as a FOUR WAY STOP. People were speeding through the intersections, not allowing pedestrians to cross, or stopping for other vehicles.
While it was ridiculous in the city, the photos are beautiful. Here are photos that both Scott and I took. Yes, we went out walking in the snow. It was stunning.
As I write this I have the balcony door open to let in the warm fresh air. It feels funny. Snow on the ground, but the balcony door open.
Personally I love the snow and I love looking towards the mountains and seeing them covered in snow. It is a sight to behold.