Nemo left us with a foot of snow and I have pictures to prove it. The City dealt with it pretty well. Around 3 o'clock on Friday, everyone started preparing for their journey home. Limited train schedules and subway delays had prompted early dismissals from work. By five, Midtown and Times Square felt like a ghost town. Connecticut had declared a state of emergency and events in New Jersey were already cancelled.
|NYC Parks sponsored Snow Day|
What fun it was. I had never gone sledding before. There is a rush going down the hill and a moment of terror and fear right before taking the plunge. It was amazing to see the range of sleds people had from age appropriate sleds and wooden ones to plastic ones and inflatable tubes. No sled? Some were really resourceful and used plastic tub lids and cardboard boxes to garbage can lids and 8 inch cutting boards.
1) Wait your turn. Don't cut in line. Patience! You won't be standing on top of that hill for more than 5 minutes before sliding down.
2) Wait until your path is clear. Are there children or adults in your way? If so, give them a minute to get out of your way. It is your job to avoid a collision. If you find yourself headed for one, take a sharp turn to stop!
3) After your run, don't walk back up the hill in the path of the sledders. Walk on the side where it is safe.
This was our snow day:
|Here we are violating Rule #3!|
|Here we go!|
|Time to rest.|
|After sledding we went in search for a good area to make snow angels.|
|Trudging through the snow.|
|Building our mini snowgirl!|
Photography Credits: Desmond Chow
NYC Parks: Snow Days