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It's the second weekend of summer. The temperatures are in the lower 80s and mostly sunny. Michigan is a great place to be. Our pontoon boat awaits us.
So, we are hopping on a plane to Orlando for a family reunion. A large portion of my wife's family lives there, so we thought that would be easiest place to get together. I would have preferred the second weekend of the new year. But kids are out of school now which is an issue for some of the family.
So, we will take our air-conditioned plane to an air-conditioned terminal where we will rent an air-conditioned car to travel to an air-conditioned home. We've declined the river trip in a raft even though the information says that there are very few alligators and snakes generally keep to themselves. We will go to the beach where I will seek out an establishment that sells cold beverages. And I will avail myself of the backyard pool belonging to my wife's sister.
The forecast for Orlando says high temperatures around 90° and lows about 75°. Not too bad except for the high humidity after the daily thunderstorms.I'm not ready for living in the sub-tropics... and I don't see that happening to Michigan in the next 1,000 or so years... regardless of what James Hansen's manipulated data says. Orlando is a nice place to visit... even for a few days in the summer. But I think I prefer to limit my visits there from November through March. Then the golfing is much better than in Michigan.