“Are you ready for cold weather?” and “What to do before snow” — These are two headlines on my AOL news feed yesterday afternoon.
We have an easy answer – move to Palm Springs! Here we enjoy well over 300 days of sunshine annually. Right now the temperatures are just fabulous with daytime averages in the low eighties and nighttime ones in the low-sixties. To me it does look rather strange to see newscasters and others on TV wearing turtlenecks, wool suits, velvets, winter coats and parkas, while here people are still comfortable in sandals and shorts.
When we moved here, we gave away our winter tires, chains, window scrapers, and those “Yak Tracs” which gave traction to all our shoes. One of our friends in the home loan business told us that when he moved to Palm Springs from the East Coast, he got rid of about 100 business suits. Now he mostly conducts business in Aloha shirts and flip flops year round.
So, if you are tired of grey skies, cold winds and snow, we invite you to visit Palm Springs . . . experience the superb weather, and stay a while.