Wednesday, February 14, 2007

You Think You've Got Snow?

Anchorage, AlaskaThe plows push all the snow in the cul-de-sac into the middle and the kids love it. They dig tunnels through the middle, build slides down the side and play Troll Soup on the top.

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Missy said...

Bbbrrrrrrrrrr... As a child I would have loved that; now, no offense, I'm glad I don't live in Alaska. ;)

Shoshana said...

That is so cool! I would love snow like that. As long as I don't have to drive with it.

Looney Mom said...

We got 14 inches here in the desert and I though that was a lot!

Raggedy said...

What fun!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Thank you for your visit.

Michelle said...

I remember when I was a kid, the shopping centers would get mountains like these . . .we LOVED THEM! They seemed HUGE to us then, I have since gone back and seen that MN must not be getting as much snow as it once did. ;-)
Happy WW! :-)

Dan & Jaime said...

We're getting a big snowstorm as we speak (or I should say as I type this). I don't think it will come to that height, but I have had my car buried in snow before, up in New England.

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Dragonheart said...

That's a lot of snow! I'm very happy we've only had one snowstorm in Munich and that it all melted quickly, since snow is cold!

Rory said...

And underneath all that is...um...your car?

Michelle said...

Oh my god, how much do I MISS Alaska! I still want to play in huge piles of snow like that!

jchevais said...

Gosh... this brings back memories of trekking to the field and playing in monstrous drifts. Hollowing them out to make forts... digging tunnels/slides.

I sort of miss snow. Truly.

Beckie said...

Wow, that's a LOT of snow. Come see my pic and what we have today. It's at http://beckie-photoblog.blogspot.com/

Robin said...

How fun! Tel Aviv never even gets flurries. Heck, we didn't even get any hail this year.

Enjoy!

MC Milker said...

What fun we would have! Then inside for hot chocolate, no?

Chickadee said...

My friend is just outside of Anchorage right now (her hubby is in the military) and she told me how the snow never melts and they just push it aside.

She's a native of Texas and she can't believe all the snow...I told her to take some pictures!

Troll soup...that's funny. :)

crygibb said...

Oh Thats a familiar scene here in NY as well. the piles get so high, there is no where else to put the stuff. We have another snow day today, and its still falling.
Happy valentines day.

Donna said...

I've seen a lot of piles like that lately. You can make great igloos out of those; just pour water over the outside first, to strengthen it.

busy91 said...

I'll never complain again. We just had a first storm of the season, and there is like 1 inch on the ground. LOL!

judeandelise said...

Wow, I thought we had a lot in Ohio. We actually only have about a foot.

Write From Karen said...

And here I am, complaining about our measley 1/2 inch. LOL

You win. Man, my boys would LOVE to play in that pile!

Happy V-Day!

Kim Priestap said...

I would have loved that as a kid! My snowy WW is up, too. Please stop by and take a look.

Celeste said...

That looks like fun! Great ww

Hootin'Anni said...

I guess kids will be kids....but for me....that's just WAY too much of that nasty white stuff. That's why I live in the south.

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Meg - Bad Homeschool Mom said...

ew ew ew ew ew ew ewwwwwwwwwwww

Ma said...

That looks and sounds like fun!

Thanks for dropping by.rdrepk

wayabetty said...

We're such wuss here in Mass. The weather man predicted a Nor'easter and schools were canceled but we got about 2 inches of snow this morning.

Happy V-Day to you Michelle!!

kailani said...

I can't imaging climbing to the top of that pile. I'd probably just roll off the other side!

Anonymous said...

Please educate children about the dangers of playing in and around snow piles near a street.
They can be hit or buried by a passing plow, or another vehicle that may not see them in
time.

Michelle said...

how fun! and alot less work for everyone!

Lisa said...

Oh wow. I can't even imagine how much time you spend shoveling the driveway. :-)

Biker Betty said...

I had a similiar pile of snow down the street a few weeks ago. Took forever to melt.

Happy Valentine's Day

Cece said...

Cool picture! I don't think I know how to function in snow, let alone DRIVE in it.

Happy V-day!

Blondie said...

Um, yeah, OK. So my snow isn't that bad...

Nicole said...

THAT is some MAJOR snow. Wow. I bet they LOVED that. my kids had fun with their one inch earlier this year. I won't tell then about this huge pile that your kids got. HA! :)

chelle said...

Oooo the snow envy I have almost hurts seeing that!!!

That pile would make an awesome fort!

Jerusalem said...

I remember those snow piles. They were the best to play in as a kid. Of course by April they were so dirty and tightly packed that no one wanted to play in them. Ah, the memories!

Stephanie said...

Why I never want to visit Alaska in the winter!

Sanni said...

Oh my... this looks like great fun to me!

Happy Valentine´s Day to you and yours... and all the snowmen out there =)

Prahagirl said...

Well, I can top that...we have 6 12 foot high snow piles in the front yards of the apartments surrounding our Townhouses here in Michigan! I will try and get a picture to show you...it's insane!

Over the last WEEK we've gotten over 2 feet!

Le laquet said...

No we dont got snow! Not like that.