Snow days in Kansas City mean sledding with the kids and game nights with friends.
But snow days also have brought once-in-a-lifetime experiences, like a first kiss or making a new set of friends on a stalled bus, according to feedback from our listeners this week.
Thousands of Kansas Citians found themselves at home this week during a snowstorm that dropped 10 or more inches across the metro area.
As part of our ongoing community engagement project, called Tell KCUR, we took to the airwaves and social media with this question: What was the coolest thing you’ve ever done on a snow day with your kids or friends?
The responses included a Kansas City commuter from Sally Dux, who was riding the bus from the Country Club Plaza area to Johnson County on a snow day when the bus got stuck.
The driver announced that it would take two hours for help to arrive.
“Instead of everyone becoming angry, a ‘party’ atmosphere took over,” Dux tells us on Facebook. “People started to share what comforts they had including a thermos or two of coffee, cookies, sandwiches, and music.
The driver turned up the heat and all of us spent the morning telling stories and playing cards.”
She said she and several of the strangers kept in touch and have become friends.
See more of the online Tell KCUR conversation below.
Tell KCUR is part of a new initiative to engage the community and shine a light on your experiences and opinions. We’ll ask a new question every week and then share your feedback on the air and online.