EvenBob
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June 21st, 2018 at 11:59:18 AM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

My family goes to Michigan every summer. (From Chicagoland)



After the Civil War, the railroads were
being built all over the country. By
the 1880's they were all over MI and
the tourist trade was rolling along.

The mentality was, upper MI was still
a wilderness, and you could have an
adventure there for a vacation. The
complete opposite of big city life was
just a few hours away by train. When
Hemingway was there as boy, there
was no electric, no indoor plumbing.
Lots of Native Americans, it was the
ending of an era.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
RS
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June 21st, 2018 at 1:59:15 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

If only Vegas were on the Oregon coast it would be the perfect city.


I canít think of a worse area. Maybe Canada?
EvenBob
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June 21st, 2018 at 9:42:54 PM permalink
Quote: RS

I canít think of a worse area. Maybe Canada?



Hawaii is the only state where Vegas
would be perfect. The climate there
is not of this world. That's why the
cost of living there is not of this world.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
MaxPen
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beachbumbabs
June 21st, 2018 at 10:59:13 PM permalink
If Hawaii had casinos I would move there in a minute.
Keeneone
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June 14th, 2021 at 9:34:23 PM permalink
It is always very very hot here in June.

9:30 pm and the temp outside is 100F.

Excessive heat right now:
https://www.weather.gov/
https://www.weather.gov/vef/
MrV
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June 14th, 2021 at 10:06:39 PM permalink
68 degrees in Portland today, with rain.

Brrr...
"What, me worry?"
EvenBob
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June 14th, 2021 at 10:57:38 PM permalink
75 in West Michigan today, sunny, no humidity, paradise. People say why do you live in a cold state, this is why. The summer's here are glorious. Everything is super green and lush. I lived in Southern California for 7 years and I was just as restricted there as I am here in the winter. In Calif in December and January it's fully dark by 5 p.m. It's in the 50s a lot and you get climatized and have to wear a jacket because 50s feels cold. 40's at night and that is cold. When I moved back here in the early 80s I could not understand why I ever left. Summer and Fall here are worth a little inconvenience in the winter. And the women here are so much better looking than the women in California. West Michigan has the largest number people from the Netherlands outside of the Netherlands. Everywhere you go there are gorgeous blondes. It's a treat you never stop appreciating.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
MrV
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June 15th, 2021 at 10:14:27 AM permalink
Similar back story.

Starting in the 1930's my family started spending part of the summer at a lake in New Hampshire in order to escape the heat and humidity of NJ in the summer.

Those days were pre-air conditioning, when there really was no way to find relief from the heat other than by physically escaping it.
"What, me worry?"
SOOPOO
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June 15th, 2021 at 10:26:52 AM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

It is always very very hot here in June.

9:30 pm and the temp outside is 100F.

Excessive heat right now:
https://www.weather.gov/
https://www.weather.gov/vef/



Iím at the Paris pool. Lying in what they call a Ďday bedí. Ensures shade. Itís 100 now at 10:20. The pool actually feels too cool now! But itís in the shade for a shirt while longer. Last night I walked from T Mobile Arena to the Paris. It felt almost Ďphonyí how hot it was. Like it couldnít naturally be that hot after sunset. As Iíve been typing our daybed is now in the sun. Even with the shade protection it is roasting!

I think I want Bobís 75 and sunny in Michigan now! We
DRich
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June 15th, 2021 at 10:40:40 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Iím at the Paris pool. Lying in what they call a Ďday bedí. Ensures shade. Itís 100 now at 10:20. The pool actually feels too cool now! But itís in the shade for a shirt while longer. Last night I walked from T Mobile Arena to the Paris. It felt almost Ďphonyí how hot it was. Like it couldnít naturally be that hot after sunset. As Iíve been typing our daybed is now in the sun. Even with the shade protection it is roasting!

I think I want Bobís 75 and sunny in Michigan now! We



Come on SOOPOO, it doesn't even get hot in Vegas until it cracks 110. This afternoon will be warm and tomorrow even hotter. It is only June, July and August are the hot months. Do you understand now why I like the earliest tee time at the golf course. In July it will be in the 90's when we tee off at 5:30am.
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