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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

"Going Up the Shore..."

Posted on 2005.08.17 at 19:40


ellinestel at 2005-08-18 20:16 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I've been to Minessota with my parents, but it was years ago. I was twelve then. :)

St. Pete is on the Gulf, but... It's very, very humid,. up to 90% humidity in worst cases. It rarely goes lower than 70-75%. So, when it's plus 30 C, it feels like 40 in the south. The summer isn't miserable, if you can escape to the country, where there's a lot of shade, trees and lakes. But staying in the city is awful. Most people here have small houses in the country (we call them dachas), and they go there for weekends and all holidays.

As to Siberia... iId love to go, actually... But i have so many places in the "must-see" list, that I just cannot go everywhere I'd like to. Just today Tosha has told me she wants to go to lake Baikal. I'd love to go, too. Perhaps someday we will. :)
mechtild at 2005-08-19 03:53 (UTC) (Link)
You know, it's funny when you say to me, an American, "St. Pete's is on the Gulf ... it's very, very humid," etc. There is a well-known city in Florida called "St. Pete's" (St. Petersburg), on the "Gulf" (of Mexico). And, dang, if it isn't super hot and humid all summer, capable of melting asphalt.

Do you or your family have a "dacha"? Scandanavians seem to love their little summer cabins, too. Here in MN, many people of Scandanavian descent seem to have had a summer cabin, very rustic, on some little lake in the woods. Now, such properties have become quite expensive. Only very well-off people can afford them. But, in the "old days," even people with only "working wages" could buy a little something on a lake.
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