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Old 12-21-2006, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Here are some pictures from the Littleton area:

The view from our front door.... snow's about 3 feet deep right there. The mailbox is just barely peaking out, in the background and you can just see the neighbor's Suburban, which had snow up to the top of the back bumper:


A 6-foot fence, with a snowdrift running up the height of it (on the left):


And, anybody want to relax on the patio? Drifts about 5 feet deep against the house (and believe it or not, there is a table buried under there somewhere):

Last edited by TinajaCo; 12-21-2006 at 10:49 PM.. Reason: Wrong image inserted
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Old 12-21-2006, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Wow!!!

I'm sorry you folks in Colorado are going through this blizzard, but I hope everyone is doing OK. Yes, the recent California transplants are going to have to learn very fast how to drive in the snow over there.

I think I'll stay a bit longer here in crowded, expensive--but sunny and snow-free--Southern California.
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Old 12-22-2006, 04:11 AM
 
Location: NOVA
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Thanks for sharing some great photos everyone! The wind wipped snow drifts in Miike's pics were quite impressive. Were expecting warm temps, coulds and rain for Christmas here. Oh how I would love to be there
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Old 12-22-2006, 04:23 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Blizzards are fun if you are home and have food, heat and power.
Not so fun if you're stranded at work, the airport or dealing with highway closures out in the middle of nowhere.
The good thing is that this storm was predicted well in advance.
Looks like there will be a good opportunity for cleanup today. Light snow predicted for tomorrow but not too big a deal.
A White Christmas indeed.
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Old 12-22-2006, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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These pictures are great everybody. All that new white snow. It is just beautiful NOW. The homes look beautiful all covered in white. These are like the all American postcards memories!!
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Old 12-22-2006, 10:15 AM
 
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wow, great shots. Albuquerque got the biggest snow storm in 6 years this last week. Accidents everywhere! The difference between Co & NM: people in Co know how to handle snow; the dont freak out over 4 in...they do here. Well, maybe not northern NM, but from ABQ-south they do.
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Old 12-22-2006, 02:23 PM
 
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A blizzard with this much snow...I cant explain to the SoCal what they are missing. This is the most impressive thing I have ever seen. It is incredible. amazingly soft and beautiful, and it really brings out the neighbors, gives people something to share and talk about. I started shoveling out of inspiration rather than work...And ...when the sun came out afterwards...Oh it is truly a heart warming experience. I love Colorado. I am so glad I made here it before the storm..And had a safe, warm place to go to...
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:03 PM
 
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From, cil: Blizzards are fun if you are home and have food, heat and power.
Not so fun if you're stranded at work, the airport or dealing with highway closures out in the middle of nowhere.
Blizzards/snowstorms aren't fun for us at all anymore. We both (wife and I) wound up with to many "aches/pains" from using the snowblower and shoveling snow yesterday. It can be an "exciting" time to look outside and see the snow/wind going like mad and a beautiful scene seeing the sun shining on new snow.......BUT for us (at 57/58 yrs. old) the amount of snow that we can get in the Parker area during the winter is just simple TO MUCH for our bodies to handle anymore. Sometime next year, we will say "goodbye" to Colorado and hello to North Carolina.
Colorado is one very beautiful State, but...............
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Old 12-22-2006, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Wishing your nephew and his family all my best,amjb.
My son flew into Denver this morning from Madison and got in okay.
::sending good vibes to all travelers::
Thanks for your nice wishes, cil.

They made it but not without harrowing sights along the way ~ jack-knifed semis, overturned cars, 10 mph speed here and there, and a drive from Wichita Falls, Texas to the NM -CO border that took 14 hours. They tried to find a open road and then ended up having to stay in Pueblo for 1 1/2days before the interstate was cleared.

Stilll no baby boy born, but he is due tomorrow although mom hasn't even dilated yet.
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Old 12-23-2006, 03:48 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Thanks for your nice wishes, cil.

They made it but not without harrowing sights along the way ~ jack-knifed semis, overturned cars, 10 mph speed here and there, and a drive from Wichita Falls, Texas to the NM -CO border that took 14 hours. They tried to find a open road and then ended up having to stay in Pueblo for 1 1/2days before the interstate was cleared.

Stilll no baby boy born, but he is due tomorrow although mom hasn't even dilated yet.
We once were similarly stuck in Trinidad--in April!
Thank goodness they got in safe. That baby can't stay in there forever.
Loveboating, I understand your weariness with the weather.
It's great when it is a novelty, and it doesn't happen all the time.
But it is definitely part of living in Colorado.
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