HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Christopher!!
We hope you have an awesome day!!
(I know, the sign has a spelling error....)
Snow day today here in Nanaimo (and the Vancouver area too) Like most cities, it always poses trouble, especially with those morning commutes. It does make me glad to NOT be going to work!! Hope everyone drives slowly and carefully!!
As "West Coasters", we receive quite a bit of ribbing from the rest of the country regarding our snowfalls and our "apparent" lack of driving ability. Well, here's my take on it. First of all, I have lived in Alberta and I can tell you that there are just as many problems in that province when the snow falls. We have also seen the 40 or 50 car pileups in the eastern provinces when the snow flies. The difference in the other prairie provinces is that they have a very dry type of snow that blows all around. This does pose a different type of problem for sure. Our snow is wet, heavy and doesn't blow around. With an ocean on your doorstep, it does help to get rid of it, eventually. Most of the time, once we get snow, it rains a day or so later, creating a total sea of mush and water everywhere. Not fun. Also, we do not have the infrastructure in place for big snow falls. Edmonton, Toronto, Calgary, they all have many multiple snowplows, snow routes, etc. Vancouver does not have this in place. They do have plows but no snow routes. It's a real art, watching the eastern area plow snow on the big highways. They go two or three plows wide, working together. Well done you guys!! I guess we all have our challenges and I am glad to be at home!! Oh well, I think we will just finish packing up and head south!! (It does look pretty though, from my window in my pyjamas, with my tea!!
Winter officially arrives tomorrow at 9:11 pm!!!!
So happy to get some winter pictures from Kathy of Gus. White Rock (along with us here in Nanaimo) got a nice dumping of snow!!
Happy Friday night to everyone!!