Snow Day (n.) A day in which school classes are cancelled or delayed due to snow, heavy ice, or low temperatures.
I never quite understood the true meaning of the term “Snow Day” which is sometimes used to describe a day you just stay at home, until today when we experienced one in New York City. We woke to storm warnings on the morning TV news, plus a listing of all the schools in the State that were closed. At this stage, there wasn’t even a hint of snow.
We went off to the fabulous Metropolitan Museum of New York. And during the morning looked out a window across Central Park to see this:
Getting taxis was damn near impossible. The city was in complete go-slow. Luckily a driver took pity on us with our shopping bags, stroller and the grumpy, over-the-idea-of-snow Impossible Princess.
Our steps will be icy tomorrow morning.
We’re satisfied now. We’ve experienced a true New York City snowstorm.