I spent many years of my life living in Arizona, which is where the people from Hell go to warm up when things get too chilly for them down there. Yes, I have seen the television news people fry an egg on the sidewalk in Gila Bend in August. Fans of Arizona will tell you that yes, it may be 115° but it’s a dry heat. Yeah, it’s dry inside an oven, too, but that doesn’t mean I want to be there, either.
Now we’re in Florida. It’s hot here, but at least it’s a wet heat. Which means I don’t have to pay money for a gym membership to sit in a sauna, all I have to do is walk outside. See, I’m saving money already!
We’ve had some 90° days here so far this year, and the locals tell me that we ain’t seen nothing yet, because real summer won’t hit until sometime in June. Last year at this time we were staying at the Carefree RV Resort in Daytona Beach, and actually, it wasn’t too bad all through May.
We left there on June 1 and drove to St. Augustine, where we had planned to stay several days at the Elks RV Park. But that didn’t happen. It seemed like with the coming of the new month somebody threw a switch somewhere and it became miserably hot and humid. Once we had the RV parked and hooked up, we went down to the beach at Anastasia State Park and by the time we made the short walk through the sand dunes to the beach we looked at each other and said, “Oh, hell no!” The next morning our wheels were rolling north and we ended up at Elkhart Campground in Elkhart, Indiana for the summer.
But really, it wasn’t much different. I compared the weather around New Smyrna Beach, Florida and what we were having in Elkhart just about every day, and it was usually 3° to 5° cooler in Indiana, and the humidity was about 10 percent less.
Of course, I also looked at the weather on the Oregon coast, which was much nicer. That’s where we hope to spend this summer. But that’s an iffy thing. We have been on the Pacific Northwest coast in the summer when it has been absolutely beautiful, and we have been there when it has been cold and dreary for weeks on end. I wish there was a way to know what were going to be looking at for sure, but the one thing I learned about whether forecasters is that they can always tell you what happened yesterday with 100% accuracy. Tomorrow, or next week, or next month? The best you are going to get is an educated guess.
Terry and I agree that we don’t want to drive that far if it’s going to be gloomy and nasty all summer, so we will play it by ear. If we get up there and the weather isn’t to our liking, we will head somewhere else. There is still a lot of this country we haven’t seen yet, and some places we want to go back to. That’s one of the great things about having wheels under your house, if you don’t like the weather, or the neighbors, you can move somewhere else!
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Thought For The Day – Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.