I’m SO tired of winter.
I’m not a winter fan. Which is funny as I’m a native born and bred Canadian, but I don’t like winter. I never have. I hate the way the cold bites at your cheeks, how your fingers and toes go numb and feel like bricks when you pull them out of your heavy boot.
When I go for a walk, which I’ve been trying to do every day since I got my Fitbit, I don’t want to have to concentrate on the ground beneath my feet, looking for ice to make sure I don’t slip and fall.
Much like Olaf in Disney’s Frozen. I want to think about Summer.
When I think about a fantastic summer it makes me think of the summer I went to San Fancisco for RWA in 2008. So bear with me as I distract myself from winter.
I was with a group of Canadians, a couple of Americans and an author from New Zealand. Now, it was our Summer and the author from New Zealand was escaping their winter. We all went out at night, the Canadians were quite comfortable without a jacket (as I was told by a native San Franciscan that the city was actually warmer in October as opposed to July), the Americans were wearing their light jacket and our poor New Zealander was FREEZING cold. She had my jacket and few others. 😉
I guess it’s all about what you’re used to and the fact I’m “used to” winter sucks. LOL
I think San Francisco, to date, has been my favorite climate. I was comfortable. Not too hot, not too cold, just right the entire time.
That’s why when I was asked to base my next medical in a city I chose San Francisco.
The first thing I did when I landed in San Francisco was take a sight seeing bus trip and the thing which freaked me out was when the bus was driving up a hill and stopped at a light in the middle of the hill. I thought we were going to die. I was positive the bus was going to go backwards.
And one last shot of me, on Alcatraz, overlooking the city. The headphones were part of the guided night tour of Alcatraz, which was advertised as “spooky”, but it’s not. Not at all, or at least I wasn’t nervous.
I hope to get back one day and take my kids there.
And this post thoroughly distracted me from winter. Thanks for letting me ramble.
So, are there any cities you’ve visited you totally love? Any you’d like to visit? I know New Orleans is on my bucket list of cities, as is Nashville and this May I’m hitting both for Romantic Times.