So, you may have heard we got a bit of snow over the last 24 hours here in Chicago?
I worked from home and Mel stayed home, so we bundled up in our deepest winter gear and went on a walk during lunch.
In the photo above, I was already standing on top of about 6 inches of snow. I think we got about 20″ total in the city. The photos are beautiful today, but don’t get me wrong, it was downright dangerous yesterday. On the walk home we actually had to take a 3 block detour through an alley and side street because the snow, ice and wind were so bad we could barely walk. In fact, out of our living room window we saw several people being literally blown into things by the wind.
But today, once the weather settled down, the most amazing thing we experienced was that we got to walk onto Lake Shore Drive. For those of you unfamilar with the city, it’s a multi-lane highway that runs along the lake for most of the length of the city. It was closed last night and hundreds of cars were (and still are) stuck due to a series of accidents. It’s still closed today. And where it passes by our neighborhood, we were able to climb over snow drifts… and walk onto it!
Here you can see a tow truck on the northbound side. We were over there for about 5 minutes and saw dozens of tow trucks going by. They were the only vehicles on the road. The people in the photo are about to cross from the street over onto the southbound side of Lake Shore Drive.
We definitely weren’t alone in crossing over…
All in all, one of the most singular experiences of my life!