@therealjrn Agreed, although it has been a really variable winter in upstate [really upstate as in about 1/2 way between Rochester and Buffalo] NY, with the weather alternating between freezing rain, snow, blustery wind, and from lower single digits temps to 40-50 degrees F, overall I would have say mild is the best average overall description.
/giphy Thanks V-P. Gore
Sorry, not sorry.
But all the gifs that came up for any prefix used with the name Gore are, well to coin a phrase, pretty Gore-y
@therealjrn Well, it beats multiple days of single digit days with below 0 nights, feet of snow, persisting for weeks at a time, and especially: having to shovel and plow snow every day or sometimes every 3-4 hours to avoid becoming housebound…
Oddly, at last report, the Rochester area had a higher total of snowfall so far this season than both Buffalo and Syracuse, which are usually higher.
@cinoclav@G8gammie Nice. We were in Interlaken several years back and took my MILs ashes to the top of the Jungfrau to disperse. We had done a few trips with her during her lung cancer bout (Machu Picchu, Alaska cruise, Poconos) and that was our next planned outing.
I learned to ski while living in Sallanches (France), in Chamonix, near the MontBlanc and can attest that the alps are amazing!
@chienfou Yep, I think we’ve discussed our skiing history every time I go on vacation over there. It’s funny, I was telling my friends that when I go I want to be cremated and spread over a ski mountain.
This winter has been a bust for me in northern lower Michigan. I love snow but it snows like a foot (in 24 hours) then it melts a few days later. Then a month later repeats the process. Next week it’s supposed to be in the 40’s. I’ve giving up on this winter being good. Hope for better next year.
About this time of year I start to imagine I live in an undersea world. Don a dry suit and breathing apparatus when leaving the habitat to pilot my submersible to the hydropolis. (It rains a lot here.)
Maybe somewhere around August or September or whenever they can negotiate the best deal, Meh should sell a vacation package for this time of year that’d have us going to Florida or another warm state. I have no idea if it’d be possible to get a deal good enough to where people would be willing to jump on it with only 24 hours to decide, but assuming the company still has its spirit of experimentation in e-commerce, it could be worth looking into.