American cars for the win?

Last week DC had a snow storm that was minimal when you compare it to the blizzards we had last year. The fact that this storm came right at rush hour, though, made the DC metro area crumble to its knees with traffic and furious drivers (who failed to top off their gas tanks before the storm hit) ditching their cars on the sides of roads, playing the blame game. Some people sat in traffic for up to 12 hours. Streets were completely gridlocked as the ice fell followed by inches of snow with thunder and lightning all over town. Google maps at 4pm looked like this.

Ay Dios Mio!

Ay Dios Mio!

Google maps at 11pm looked like this.

Euw.

Euw.

It was all sorts of no-bueno for many DCists.  But, while the city collectively pounded on their steering wheel, Coco and I played “catch the snow ball” because I had worked from home.

I've got this.

I've got this.

And while the city groaned, and Coco loved life, Charlie was stuck at work, because the city was completely gridlocked. He and a coworker (with an AWD Explorer) found ways to keep entertained, though. Consumer Reports may have rated Charlie’s Jeep one of the worst vehicles, but on snow-storm day, it’s Charlie’s time to shine. Notice the traffic not moving an inch in the background:

2 Responses to American cars for the win?

  1. Gloria says:

    Jennifer, congratulations on your engagement. I love your website, your mom talks about it all the time and I finally got to check it out. Try to stay warm! Gloria

  2. Meredith Pate says:

    I can’t feel too bad for you. Have you seen CHICAGO?? We got slammed! We did get a snow day- a first for this girl!

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