Christmas to Portland, OR

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philip
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Christmas to Portland, OR

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Post by philip » 12 years ago

This time, I prefered to take 2 hours on a plane than taking 2 days on a Datsun.
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A long friend ferried me around in a new Jeep Unlimited 4x4. During the 5 days, I rode up to Timberline lodge on the Mt. Hood (6,100 feet). Snow? Yes, starting at 1600 feet ! Weather at the lodge was 21 degrees, snowing, and winding at about 30 mph. It was only 1/10th mile from the parking to the lodge. I'm NOT been up to that kind of exertion !! Thought I was going to die!

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Portland, Oregon.

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Post by fud2468 » 12 years ago

That reminds me of a trip to Portland I once made in winter. I drove out the Columbia River Gorge, got out of the car into an east wind, and almost collapsed, it was so cold.
These days the weather in N. Cal. is plenty cold enough for this old guy.
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Post by philip » 12 years ago

fud2468 wrote:-snip- These days the weather in N. Cal. is plenty cold enough for this old guy.
Ray Mac
Since I'm retired, I could "live" further north by spending more time indoors when winter.

But ... this S.A.D. matter is a concern.

(Seasonal Affected Depression)
-Philip
Passed 08May2008
My friend, you are missed . . .

1982 Datsun 720KC SD-22

"Im slow and I'm ahead of you"

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Post by dieseldorf » 12 years ago

My friend who lives in San Bernardino, complains each time he visits his brother in San Diego of the cold down there. I wish I had his problems :D
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Post by asavage » 12 years ago

I was in South Pasadena for almost a week over the holidays. Highs 65°-75°F. Had to run the A/C most days. Nice weather to take my step-grandmother for walks :)
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Post by philip » 12 years ago

Truth be known ... 'winter' to 'spring' is the best time for snowbirds to visit southern Calif. I had two nights with a low of 36 degrees ( dec 27, 28 ). It's been mid 40's since. Hahahah. Days +/- 70 degrees.

We "SoCals" don't need A/C until about 90 degrees ... unless you're one of those beach surfers. :wink: But drop to 50 degrees starts and I'm starting up the furnace. Even my Calif Datsun starts complaining at 40 degrees or less. :wink:

We've been SO depressed over ... standing in all the lines getting their presents returned or exchanged.
:cry: :wink:

Speaking of that, I bought a GPS. Will be interesting to see what turns up from eBay.
-Philip
Passed 08May2008
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1982 Datsun 720KC SD-22

"Im slow and I'm ahead of you"

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