It's been a long time since we've had significant snow in Boston, and residents were out yesterday taking full advantage of it. Kids (and a few adults) were sledding down Flagstaff Hill on Boston Common, dogs were romping in the snow, while others were out just enjoying the scenery in the bright sunshine. (Check out video of a pair snowboarding down a Beacon Hill street sometime on Saturday.)
We walked over to the Frog Pond Skating Rink, but of course they were still digging it out from under 2 feet of snow. I imagine the parks department had cleared all the walkways on the Common first before turning to the skating rink.
Someone had thoughtfully made way for the ducklings in the Public Garden.
We trudged around in lots of slushy snow, even on cleared walkways, then rewarded our efforts with a beer and a burger at the 75 Chestnut restaurant off Charles Street before making our way back to D's. With freezing rain predicted for this morning, I decided I'd better take a cab back home last night rather than waiting until morning. Fortunately, my car wasn't too badly buried. Someone (perhaps my landlords) had cleared the front of the driveway and the sidewalks. I just had to dig around my car and clear the foot or so of hardening, heavy snow from the top, front and back. Compared to the snow dump in D's back alley, where his car is still buried and mounds of snow block every driveway for the length of the alley, my dig-out was easy.
I'll leave you with one of my favorite photos from yesterday, taken on the Comm Ave Mall.