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Old 01-02-2009, 02:43 PM
 
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Regarding weather, everyone's mileage varies. I start worrying in April, watching suspiously in May, and then every day until Labor Day that is sticky disgusting (slugs on wooden fence like) is gravy. I obsess about going West every summer, preferably up in altitude. And yes, I was in Utah in August. Hot hot hot, too hot, but dry.
I would never move south of south Jersey as far as weather goes. And, after mostly 34 years in eastern Mass., I'd say the summers are not only getting stickier, they are getting more grey, hazy. Fewer sunny days, hot or not, in the summer.
The winters are not "brutal." There might be a cold spell (as I define it- daytime highs below, say 24F) but it's rare and noticed. A storm, well, if you don't have to drive to work that day or night (me), it's beautiful, and once the roads are cleared, no problem.
No, I'm not a big outdoors person for skiing or such. I just feel like I can't breathe in humidity. I don't care about oceans breezes or anything- it's just too humid.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Taunton, MA
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I completely agree that winter most certainly has a nice feel to it. Walking outside while the first snow of the winter covers the ground and the pine trees, leaving a trail of footprints behind you that will inevitably be covered over is a really nice feeling. The air has that crisp and clean quality to it that can only be understood by those that have experienced that environment. If you are into cross- country skiing it is the perfect opportunity to get out there and get some great exercise while enjoying the sights and sounds that nature has to offer in that area. There are alot of unique distinctions about the New England area and its inhabitants. I thought I'd throw in the afterthought of how nice it is to sit in front of a crackling fireplace whiling warming up with some hot cider with a little rum. :P As far as culture shock is concerned I would have to say that I have most definately experienced the feeling but that was only after having traveled across country by train and landing in Oregon. The West coast has a completely different way of life to it and it gave me the opportunity to see a flashback to the sixties (more or less) in its raw form. Very interesting.
I'm only 33 but jealous. haha

I think Vermont used to have that kind of feel but is apparently having a bit of identity crisis these days.. as so much money has flowed in from New York and beyond...

I think something like the 60's will be returning to America shortly...

And hopefully it brings make many magical carpet rides!

Or at least some good ergot inspired fun...
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