The Only Fun Thing You Can Still Do in Texas in Less Than an Inch of Snow & Freezing Temps
Snow is a beautiful sight to behold, but in Dallas, TX and most of the Lone Star State, there's just not much we can do when we do get it, and besides it's usually such a little bit of snowfall anyway.
I spent most of my childhood in Idaho, we had snow on the ground pretty much half of the year. But you know what? Even in Idaho, where snow was a major part of life, kids still ran to the windows to watch fall down and blanket our school playground.
Growing up, there weren't many things greater than taking my black lab for a freezing walk in fresh powder. The bright white snow would light up the entire town, I'm not sure who enjoyed it more, me or my dog.
This weekend parts of Texas experienced friged cold temperatures and with that a sprinkling of snow. Like outside my window right now looks like IHOP french toast, minus the syrup, you know just the powdered sugar.
Well, guess what? It's just enough to shut The Lone Star State down but not too much else. For instance only pluckiest Texas kid might be able to piece together a four-inch snowman in their front yard today.
No, in Texas we are more accustomed to 100 degree days than snow days, in fact Tyler, TX averages around eleven 100-degree days per year. Because of this many more folks have swimming pools in their backyards than snowmobiles in the garages.
So, if you can find a pool I recommend taking the always fun polar plunge, that's still attainable no matter how little snow we get here in Texas. And, hey, while you work up the courage, check this out: