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Old 03-28-2015, 10:18 PM
 
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Don't be lumping all us Floridians up here into one group now.

I am from Florida. Born, raised, and after 42 years moved to Alaska almost a year ago. I am outside in SHORTS and a T-SHIRT right now. Walked over to the neighbor and chatting with him for about 15 minutes, before I continued walking to the mailbox and back... I get funny looks because I go out in short and t-shirt. At least now wear socks and shoes. I was going out barefoot... But that still gets a little too cold when I have to walk across the ice in the driveway still. I don't want frostbitten toes.

I noticed the lifetime Alaskans are all wearing their coats, hats, and gloves still....
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:58 PM
 
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I haven't worn a coat or gloves or a hat in weeks. Saving those for when the bugs come out in full force. I'm still traumatized by the man I met up in Central years ago. The bugs were so bad I wanted to wear two headnets and wished I had a flame thrower. He was working right next to me and he seemed totally unfazed by the hoards of mosquitoes that were all over him. When he opened his mouth to talk they'd fly in in droves and then he'd swallow. That dude was tough, xtra-tuff.
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Old 03-29-2015, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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Don't be lumping all us Floridians up here into one group now.

I am from Florida. Born, raised, and after 42 years moved to Alaska almost a year ago. I am outside in SHORTS and a T-SHIRT right now. Walked over to the neighbor and chatting with him for about 15 minutes, before I continued walking to the mailbox and back... I get funny looks because I go out in short and t-shirt. At least now wear socks and shoes. I was going out barefoot... But that still gets a little too cold when I have to walk across the ice in the driveway still. I don't want frostbitten toes.

I noticed the lifetime Alaskans are all wearing their coats, hats, and gloves still....
Who in the hail is wearing coats, hats and gloves??? Are you serious? Isn't it like 40 above down there right now?
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Itinerant
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Don't be lumping all us Floridians up here into one group now.

I am from Florida. Born, raised, and after 42 years moved to Alaska almost a year ago. I am outside in SHORTS and a T-SHIRT right now. Walked over to the neighbor and chatting with him for about 15 minutes, before I continued walking to the mailbox and back... I get funny looks because I go out in short and t-shirt. At least now wear socks and shoes. I was going out barefoot... But that still gets a little too cold when I have to walk across the ice in the driveway still. I don't want frostbitten toes.

I noticed the lifetime Alaskans are all wearing their coats, hats, and gloves still....
You get funny looks?

Where exactly are you living Dak? We've been sans winter gear for a couple of weeks, and even in the local town everyone's in jeans or cargo shorts and T-shirts. No insulating gloves either, just work gloves to stop me tearing up my hands (firewood season).

Best time of the year in my opinion (assuming of course this isn't the week in March that makes everyone think winter is over, that's followed by another 6 weeks of actual winter).
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Old 03-29-2015, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Kenai, AK
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Don't be lumping all us Floridians up here into one group now.

I am from Florida. Born, raised, and after 42 years moved to Alaska almost a year ago. I am outside in SHORTS and a T-SHIRT right now. Walked over to the neighbor and chatting with him for about 15 minutes, before I continued walking to the mailbox and back... I get funny looks because I go out in short and t-shirt. At least now wear socks and shoes. I was going out barefoot... But that still gets a little too cold when I have to walk across the ice in the driveway still. I don't want frostbitten toes.

I noticed the lifetime Alaskans are all wearing their coats, hats, and gloves still....
I never imagined getting used to the cold in Barrow after leaving Florida as well. Now 0F feels amazing and I sweat at 40F. I do go to the store in flip flops and shorts even when it's in the negatives. A cruise made it up here two years ago in the summer, it was in the 30-40s and they were all wearing parkas....then again I got used to 120s in Southern Afghanistan and had to wear a jacket when it got below 100F. Strange how that works.

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Old 03-29-2015, 01:28 PM
 
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I can't get used to the heat any more. I went back to South Florida in February when it was "cool" for South Florida out and couldn't take it. But then again that is why I moved up here.

It is still "cold" out here, in the evening we get down into the upper 20s...

Then again, I also have the windows to the house open at times too. I have a huge sensitivity to heat. One of the reason we moved here was so that I could get away from that. Not that I never get cold, I do...

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Old 03-29-2015, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Itinerant
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I never imagined getting used to the cold in Barrow after leaving Florida as well. Now 0F feels amazing and I sweat at 40F. I do go to the store in flip flops and shorts even when it's in the negatives. A cruise made it up here two years ago in the summer, it was in the 30-40s and they were all wearing parkas....then again I got used to 120s in Southern Afghanistan and had to wear a jacket when it got below 100F. Strange how that works.
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I can't get used to the heat any more. I went back to South Florida in February when it was "cool" for South Florida out and couldn't take it. But then again that is why I moved up here.

It is still "cold" out here, in the evening we get down into the upper 20s...
Alright already, I have to say crow doesn't taste too bad...
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