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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

"Going Up the Shore..."

Posted on 2005.08.17 at 19:40


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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