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We've been back out to the local parks and wildlife preserves enjoing summer weather while most of the rest of North America is burried in snow or shivering from sub-zero temperatures. Know what? I miss both (except on the firegound or responding to emergencies on ice-covered roads).
Summer here is worse than the times where the tempereature was below zero F for a month or more and we got dumping after dumping after dumping of snow in accumulations of 12 or more inches at a time. I'd take off with my backpack, tent, and snow shoes and go camping. More work than in the summer, but no bugs.
Really, I do like the spring-time weather the best. Shirt and shorts weather, no bugs, and Mrs. M can go along. If we were still in the North she'd be pretty much stuck indoors. I guess there are advantages and disadvantages to almost any locality.