I talk to many people in the northern states who enjoy the "warm" 70 degree weather this time of year. Since I live in 110 degree plus weather right now, there are a few moments when I think I would prefer the seventy degrees but when I consider snow, ice, wind chill factors, driving advisories and sub-zero temperatures, I firmly prefer the heat to the winter.
Not that I wouldn't like to visit the northern states for a week or two right now. Since I returned from Canada, I stayed in Chandler and Tempe most of the time. I caught the travel bug again and in September, when it can still be very hot in Arizona, I will fly to Rapid City for the German Russian Heritage Society Convention 2009. Here is a link to their blog and web site for full details. http://www.grhs.org/
I will present "Building our Ancestral Bridge to Argentina," workshop once on Thursday, September 10 and again on Friday, September 11. GRHS convention holds multiple workshops at the same time so offering it twice gives everyone a chance to see it. As you are aware, Argentina is one of my favorite topics so I am very excited to have this opportunity in Rapid City, South Dakota.
I have never seen the Dakotas. Some say I have been in the state since my mother visited the Dakotas when she was pregnant with me. She saw Mount Rushmore, the Badlands and all South Dakota has to offer. As historic monuments go, I have seen quite a few including Monticello, the Hermitage and Stone Mountain in Georgia. Yet, I have always wanted to see Mount Rushmore. So, as I envision myself taking a side trip to the monument, gazing at the historic profiles, I wistfully imagine the temperature the cool sixties. What a lovely dream.