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Dear School, Please Open Soon. Please. Please?

What's Going on out There?

Well, let me tell ya.  People are everywhere- mostly on foot. But I've seen plenty on sleds, snowshoes and cross-country skis. You guys are creative like that, and it's fun seeing the smiles on everyone's faces.  There are a few cars out and about.  For those feeling fearful to head out, it's probably best to stay home if you can, the roads have lots of compact snow.  After deciding NOT to drive to Oregon today for Syd's gymnastics,  I did a little exploring around Kirkland (in my AWD) and took some photos for you, in case you are burrowing in and want to feel connected to the outside world. There was one bus w/chains stuck trying to make the turn onto 6th St from Kirkland Ave, but otherwise everyone was moving around ok at about 18 mph.  I also saw a few not-so-smart drivers going quickly into turns and following too closely behind the car ahead of them.... so don't be that guy, there's still slippage out there. 

Lots of stores are closed today but  people were definitely meandering around and gathering at those that are OPEN.  I got a few groceries at Met Market that had a 'normal day' number of people shopping there and 2 registers open.  Not an official list in any way, but here are shops that I noticed seemed OPEN as of 1:30 today (Sat). Chime in with others as you know them. Many businesses are updating their snow status on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

  • Hector's
  • George's
  • Isarn
  • Starbucks
  • Casa Ricardo
  • Met Market
  • Bartell's
  • PCC
  • Bombaii Cutters
  • Public House
  • Cactus
  • Rococo
  • Wing Dome (packed!)
  • Tobacco Patch 
  • Zoka
  • Cafe Ladro

Not to freak you out, but the "Big Kahuna" is still on it's way-- maybe 8-12 inches of new snow-- and it's looking like Tuesday.  See Cliff's latest update here.

IMG_3609  <--thx USPS  IMG_3609 <--DT Kirkland
IMG_3609                     IMG_3597

IMG_3597  <-Lake St      IMG_3597 <- Market St

IMG_3602 <-Park Ln        IMG_3602 <-Marina Park
IMG_3602 <---made me laugh  IMG_3602 <--stuck bus, that stinks



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