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Steve's Travel Blog: Forgot My Snow Boots

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BROOKLYN, New York -

I sure picked a good time to make my first trip to New York City. On record it maybe the 3rd biggest snow storm in terms of inches in the Big Apple and beyond. One TV station I watched said they missed the mark by less then two inches. Almost 27 inches at Central Park, WOW!

Saturday was quite a journey to get from the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott to Barclays Center. No Uber, no taxi's, no bus to be found, so my close to a mile walk to catch my first look at the arena took over 30 minutes, plowing through the snow with tripod and camera on board. During my walk over I helped two cars get back on track, unless you had a four wheel drive vehicle you had zero chance in the Blizzard conditions.

The sanitation trucks turned into snow plows during the Winter mess. They were non-stop on Saturday and overnight to make sure the roads were at least cleared to some point.

I got up this morning and took another walking journey to the arena and inspect how Brooklyn natives adapt to two feet of snow.   I think a lot of people wanted to see the winter wonderland scenery, it was pretty nice, but soggy (cold feet on this guy). I helped a lady for a couple of blocks get back home, could barely walk and really had no business being out in the mess. She said her son was sleeping and needed to go buy some groceries. I told her to go home and wake up her son and make him run the errand. I sure hope she followed through.

The roads were fairly clear, but the sidewalks were still iffy and most of the snow was piled up on the corners, making it tough to cross streets. Schools will be in session tomorrow in NYC, which amazed me. You wonder what does it take to have a snow day in the Big Apple? I can't imagine the mess we would be in if this storm hit during a work day.

Did I mention that I forgot my snow boots?  I think I've hit my snow quota for the season. Hang on though, after the Knicks game Tuesday night, I fly to Minneapolis for OKC's Wednesday night game against the Timberwolves.

Percentages chances I see more snow?  Don't answer that question.

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