@Fuzzalini This! Previous SO lived in Fort Collins when I met her. I would go visit, and look out the window from her apartment and think “the sun is bright and high in the sky, not a cloud to be seen… I’m going for a hike!” I’d walk outside and it would be 30 freakin’ degrees. WTF? The Colorado weather gods were just screwing with my head!
@ruouttaurmind I never lived there either, my company would send me to the Parker office for a week or two at a time, but I always thought I could possibly live there because even if it was cold, at least the sun shined all the time. But after 45 years in So Cal, who am I kidding that I could live someplace cold? I could do the desert though.
I prefer cold and sun. You can dress for bitter cold. I lived several years in Northern MN, personally saw -40 not including the windchill. I was comfortable outside gathering wood and feeding sled dogs. But with drizzle…you get wet and misery comes soon after.
@Dakini Yes I’d agree for the same reasons. I was in NW Ontario also feeding sled dogs (well and using them with students). Outhouses, water from the lake (major production with, eventually, 8’ of ice), wood burning stoves and no electricity. Not to mention you acclimate (can do that with the heat too if you avoid A/C pretty much most of the time).
@Kidsandliz I have lived in both extremes. Bitter cold and blistering hot. I grew up in the Mojave desert and lived there until I was 20. I have a pretty high range of comfort for both. My tolerance is nil for humidity however. Nil. Nil I say. (as I suffer the summers here in Milwaukee as my husband finishes school)
well… it’s -6 F right now with a wind chill of -23. what kind of a question is this today? my dog had a fast pit stop just now. a couple of weeks ago it was -25 F without the wind chill added in. you gotta be a maroon to think this is preferable to 40’s F. i want them to film an episode of “naked and afraid” in my area when it’s like this. then i’d actually watch it for once. just to see body parts drop off from the cold.
Sunny but cold always seems so cooly clean to me or something. Or maybe its that cool clean breath? But that is so nice though because the sun is so good for the depression. Gray and rain for months is so horrible. And that weird feeling when you step outside into a sunny day when you feel your pupils dilate is kind of fun.