We all dream about escaping winter, and in the winter especially, we see people wearing shorts on TV in the American south in January, and we wonder why we live here in Canada.
But there is always the other side of the coin, and that for me (along with the good fortune to be able to head south for two weeks every winter…I mean I’m not crazy!) is always a good reminder about why I love living in Canadian weather…even in the winter.
I love the four seasons, first of all. And even when it’s cold, I still love the bright winter sun (for the few hours a day we enjoy it in the dead of winter).
Mainly though, it’s just being cognisant of the fact that, while they never get winter in the American places we like to escape to in the winter for a little golf (or in my own case, skydiving), beginning in about May, the heat can be crazy…deadly crazy.
A friend was in Vegas on the weekend. She tweeted that she woke up at three in the morning, and the temperature was still 39 C!
In Arizona, cacti are wilting, paint is melting off of road signs, and PVC mailbox posts are melting.
— Peter Corbett (@PeterCorbett1) June 23, 2017
— Michelle Paul (@ShellyBCH) June 23, 2017
It gets hot in Arizona. pic.twitter.com/MUyFbsecr2
— Half Natty Brah (@ThaScarecro) June 23, 2017
We moan about it being so cold all winter here that we just go from heated house to heated car to heated workplace (if we’re that lucky). In Arizona, it’s the same thing from May to September, but they are just subbing in AC for the heat.
And they don’t get the four seasons we get.
Read the details of how the heat is affecting them HERE.