By Lani Gering
Snowzilla at the Harbor!
This snow storm was my first at the Harbor. The last really big snow storm -“snowmaggedon” in 2010 – found me living in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria where I had a driveway and a decent amount of sidewalk that had to be shoveled. To be honest, I actually emailed my old neighbor and snow shoveling expert Pam to tell her I was going to miss shoveling snow with her. Well……after looking at several Facebook posts from the old neighborhood, I decided I really was much happier sitting in my cracker box condo and letting the maintenance people worry about the drifts that were piling up all around the building. Also knowing that my vehicle was all snow and frost free in the heated parking in the building was a huge plus.
While I will be waiting some time for the balcony to clear off, the rest of the harbor was up and running pretty much all the way through the storm. We have an amazing crew of maintenance people that take care of the streets and sidewalks here. We also have a great bunch of people that reside in the harbor. One of the residents decided it would be fun to have a snowman making contest and another organized a snowball fight. The photo I have of my friend Ranarda and her pals “Drunk Lady” snowwoman doesn’t really do it justice but you get the idea of the creativity that went into her construction. There were several non-traditional snowmen in the group.
If you want to shake off the winter blues, take a trip to the Harbor and experience the shops and restaurants that are growing in leaps and bounds! There is something for everyone’s palate here in the Harbor as well as some very fun activities including the Capitol Wheel and the Carousel. The big screen features top sporting events and will be a great way to watch to watch my Broncos play the Panthers on Super Bowl Sunday!! Omaha!!!