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Old 01-17-14, 09:55 PM   #126
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Utah is really beautiful. I spent a weekend in Salt Lake City after my business travel partner (understandably) scheduled a very short stay for a business trip (we landed at 1:00 a.m. or so, and were scheduled to leave at 5:00 p.m. the same day, on a Friday, after having worked about 70 hours already that week). After I saw the area on our drive in to work, I had the airline change my plans to fly back to Sunday afternoon, and spent a few days walking around and seeing everything.

I did have to pay a parking ticket, though, which I sort of knew was going to happen when I parked 5 hours in a 2 hour spot, walking all over. I remembered the price being comically low compared to other places I've been ticketed before.

That was one of the areas where I searched for work later, and it seemed like there was some pretty good technical work available there, but I wasn't able to make any progress in that regards. I did enjoy some good coffee and beer while I was there. In hindsight, I feel like I was disrespectful when I drank said coffee while walking through the garden square near the Mormon Tabernacle, since I didn't have a sensitivity towards that aspect of their culture.
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Old 07-08-14, 07:33 AM   #127
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We had some incredibly long winters in Alberta in the years before I left (2009) ... in fact, in 2009, we had our last heavy snowfall on May 18.

And thank goodness I wasn't there last year, because they had their first snowfall at the beginning of Oct and the last snowfall at the end of April, with temps below 0 on into early May ... approx. 7.5 months of winter. I got the impression from my friends and family back there that they were pretty sick of it all. And after what seems like no time at all, they're back into snow again now.

I could handle Canadian winters if they went from, say, Dec 1 to Mar 1 ... but they just seem to be getting longer and longer.


It rains and gets quite chilly in this part of Australia, from about early-June to about end-Aug, but at least it is green ... and we don't have to deal with ice.
I have to say, I'm really enjoying the Hobart winter so far.

When I lived in rural Victoria, on the edge of the Australian Alps, I was told that winters in Hobart would be almost unbearably cold and miserable ... this after I spent so many years surviving Canadian winters ... and this after several winters on the edge of the Australian Alps. Where we lived there, the fog would descend in early June and not let up till September, and it felt so cold and damp. Temps often didn't get above 10C, often settling around 5C for the high.

But here in Hobart, it has been reasonably sunny and bright, and the temps have been in the low to mid teens ... one day last week actually made it up to 18C. There are some chilly wet days here, of course, but not like where we lived in Victoria.
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Old 07-08-14, 01:53 PM   #128
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I have to say, I'm really enjoying the Hobart winter so far.

When I lived in rural Victoria, on the edge of the Australian Alps, I was told that winters in Hobart would be almost unbearably cold and miserable ... this after I spent so many years surviving Canadian winters ... and this after several winters on the edge of the Australian Alps. Where we lived there, the fog would descend in early June and not let up till September, and it felt so cold and damp. Temps often didn't get above 10C, often settling around 5C for the high.

But here in Hobart, it has been reasonably sunny and bright, and the temps have been in the low to mid teens ... one day last week actually made it up to 18C. There are some chilly wet days here, of course, but not like where we lived in Victoria.
I would say your winters are pretty toasty. Your record low temperature (-2.8C) is about the same as our average high temperature (-1.1C) in winter.
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Old 07-08-14, 05:38 PM   #129
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I would say your winters are pretty toasty. Your record low temperature (-2.8C) is about the same as our average high temperature (-1.1C) in winter.
I think I'd have a lot of difficulty moving back to the Canadian prairies.

July 9 is sort of the equivalent to January 9 ... but our high here today is supposed to be +13C not -30C.
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I'm considering Ceder City as I am growing an online business so I will be able to live anywhere.i like the convenience of a big city but am tired of the over crowding.
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Either Delray Beach, Vero Beach, or St. Augustine (all Florida).
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Either Delray Beach, Vero Beach, or St. Augustine (all Florida).
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If I were to move, I'd like to live in one of the Dutch, German or Danish cities known for being bicycle friendly.
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