In February of 2019 Seattle and surrounds was hit with a huge snowfall. Seattle is not accustomed to dealing with several inches of snow and extreme cold that keeps the snow around and turns everything to an ice palace – unwelcome skating rink. We were hit with two “waves” of snow within 10 days, much of the hustle and bustle of Seattle stopped. During this crazy weather people were frantically buying out groceries (dubbing “SnowMaggedeon”) – it was hard to find a gallon of milk at Safeway! Schools closed creating thrilled children and every hardware store was ordering huge amounts of de-icer only to have their orders quickly sold out by anyone that was brave enough to test out the icy roads. The city was pandemonium. During this SnowMaggedeon was my husbands 50th birthday. I had invited around 67 people to come to our Seattle home. Everything was lined-up and I had to cancel it all as several days before the Feb. 9th party every Seattle forecaster claimed a heavy second “wave” of snowfall the day of his party. We live in hilly NE Seattle. Party was cancelled. It was the right decision – everyone agreed. As predicted, Seattle became an arctic zone. My family of 3 and 2 dogs became snow people and drank a lot of hot cocoa. During the SnowMaggedeon, one of our 15 year old dogs became quite ill due to an inoperable tumor. We had to say goodbye to Maggy dog. Our other dog, Molly (Maggy’s sister) was withdrawn. Maggy and Molly dogs had spent their 15 years together. The next week when the snow was mostly gone we drove to Seabrook with Molly dog and my family of three. Molly was not eating. She was so sad. However, Seabrook rejuvenated her! We are convinced that Seabrook saved her life. We took long walks along the wonderful dog-friendly trails, hikes to the beautiful ocean, Molly made another dog friend at the off-leash dog park. She started eating and smiling again. Molly bounced back from extreme sadness to being a happy doggy again. Thank you.A miracle!
Where we stayed: Cedar Cove