What’s with the white stuff?
The last “hard” snow that I remember actually having to drive in was something like February of ’97ish, when I slid my way to the nearest Walgreen’s to snap some disposable pictures for posterity (which have since been lost). There have been a few flurries since, but seldom anything that stays around for more than an hour, not counting the artificial crap they blow out at First Night. What are your memories of snow in Austin?
Snow should put the last nail in the coffin on a day that was pretty well already shut down. On my way to work this morning, there was hardly anyone on the road. Buses and assorted cars were stuck at 7th and Lavaca, starkly demonstrating the elevation changes that are so easily forgotten in dry conditions. I got to help a lady cross the street, fulfilling my long overdue commitment from Cub Scouts.
Most businesses were closed in the ‘hood along S. Lamar, with some notable exceptions including Casita Taco, Kerbey Lane, and Maria’s Taco XPress, proving (yet again) that breakfast tacos and buttermilk pancakes are the fuel that drives Austin. Bless those folks for priming the pumps this morning.