I have traveled to places that were raining. I have traveled to places that were snowing. I have traveled (unfortunately) to places that were icy, and places that were really hot. But this trip I’m on is the first one I’ve ever had where I was walking around…..in slush.
Yesterday while walking to a cab I took a step off the curb, and landed in a puddle of slush that came up to mid-calf. While my shoes (Ugg-like boots) have held up through all the other snowy weather I’ve dealt with—but they were no match for slush. Luckily, I had work shoes in my bag so I changed once I arrived at the office. Going to work today will be miserable, though, since I know my darn boots are still damp.
My sister, who has lived in Chicago and New York for almost a decade, said that part of my problem is that I’m not experienced enough to know where to step. I would say that’s definitely true. When I was crossing the street I went the way I always do—from curb to curb. But other people were staying actually in the street, where there was less slush and more solid snow.
To test this, last night as we walked to dinner I stepped exactly where my sister did. For most of the night it went really well. No slush puddles or slipping! Then when we were walking up to the apartment I totally bit it, right on the snow. I slipped, falling forward onto my hands and knees. Luckily there was only one person near us who saw. I didn’t injure myself, but my ego did take a little hit.
I am definitely investing in some real, actual snow boots for my next trip up north. My sister has Sorrell boots, but she also said that rainboots would work well against the slush puddles. Fine by me, as long as they have a good grip so I don’t fall!
Readers, do you ever travel to snowy places? What do you wear to protect against falling and slush puddles?