I had a great view of winter when I looked out my office window this morning.
Too bad it's spring.
Yes, for those of you Edina snowbirds basking in the sun, your hometown experienced a snowstorm this morning. I'll leave it to the meteorologists to review past records, but based on news reports last night (and some hazy memories), spring snowstorms aren't that unusual historically. This is Minnesota, after all. We're used to a little bad weather.
Amidst some complaining via Twitter, students attended school as usual. Traffic moved -- albeit slowly -- along Highway 100. Edina snowplow drivers had the roads cleared and lived up their stellar reputation.
Near midday, the snow paused. People walked in the winter -- uh, make that spring -- wonderland of Arneson Acres Park.
Visitors even made it to the museum to see "Growing Up in Edina: A Show and Tell Exhibit" before it closes April 27. And I assisted a researcher, who was looking through our Park and Rec files.
Somewhat ironically, we found this story on indoor Edinborough Park in the Sunday Magazine section of the Star Tribune, Oct. 25, 1987.
The cover photo showed how our definition of winter might change, now that we had a warm park all year around.
Just for fun, we changed things around a little to reflect the snowstorm today.
See what we did there? Happy spring, everyone!
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