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Friday, August 04, 2006

Looking to beat the heat?

Well, here's a way I'd bet you haven't considered; the climate in the 50th State is consistent all year 'round, and the Trade Winds keep it from getting oppressively humid...which is the worst part of a heat wave. Of course the trade-off is rain, but that mostly falls on the windward side and in the mountains.

Since it's the "off season" now, the airfare is (relatively) inexpensive.

Personally, I prefer to go there when it's Winter on the "Mainland", as the 48 contiguous States are referred to over there.

FYI, Local Forecast for Hawaii...
Today: Partly cloudy. High 86º.
Tonight: Generally clear skies. Low 76º.
Tomorrow: Generally sunny. High around 85º.
Tomorrow night: A mostly clear sky. Low 76º.
Sunday: Abundant sunshine. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 70s.
Monday: Abundant sunshine. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 70s.
Tuesday: Abundant sunshine. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 70s.

22 Comments:

Blogger boberin said...

Our fearless leader at work left the morning for a weeks stay. The only part I don't envy is the long flight but, give me an Ambien™ and I'm there!
Sheesh, not bad enough I'm stuck running this place, you have to go post this, today of all days.
Nice.....

August 04, 2006 10:37 AM  
Blogger Bob_inSpain said...

Sounds nice.

My boss just spent 2 weeks in Aruba, which apparently has a similar situation, year-round constant climate.

So far, my solution for seasons has been to take short vacations to cooler spots in the summer (NY state, Maine) and warm spots in Jan/Feb (New Orleans, Bangkok).

I keep telling people, if I win the lottery, I'll be spending most of Jan and Feb in Melbourne (Australia). Now, I've never been there... I just know that they are having summer that time of year.

August 04, 2006 11:35 AM  
Blogger spd rdr said...

Too far to go in an airplane. Can we move it closer to Richmond?

August 04, 2006 12:04 PM  
Blogger The trotting Possum said...

Yeah, but a hamburger costs $5.00, and your dogs must undergo a 90-day quarantine before they're allowed on the islands.

Why don't we sell Hawaii to the Japanese, who went to such great extremity in 1941? Given the current real-estate values, we could use the money to buy Cuba as the 50th state, and reopen the casinos. Uncle Fidel is old and in the way, and Cousin Raoul is a non-enity. Havana can be a happening place again; Honolulu is overpriced.

Hawaii is always good for the trick question of "What's the southernmost state in the US?" Some folks still think you need a passport to visit there.

August 04, 2006 12:26 PM  
Blogger The trotting Possum said...

er..."non-entity"...

August 04, 2006 12:28 PM  
Blogger boberin said...

Possum, way closer too! Great idea. Prices would end up the same in no time but 3 hours vs 8-10 in the air would make it worthwhile.

August 04, 2006 12:40 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

boberin:
Are you telling me your "fearless leader" went there today? How's that for a coincidence?!

Bob_inSpain:
I've gone to Australia when it was Winter there...but it's closer to the Equator than we are (on average), so it was a good time to go, especially to the Great Barrier Reef.

spd rdr:
Take a boat, then?

The trotting Possum:
A hamburger costs $5.00...if you buy it at a resort, sure. DON'T!!! Here's a little newsflash for you; the largest privately held cattle ranch in the entire United States is on the Big Island. I pay less for ground beef there than I do here in the Northeast. Same goes for dairy products, tropical fruits, fish, etc.

As for real estate, you can buy THAT cheaper in places on the Big Island, too.
(Check the link...)

Regarding Cuba, it gets just as stinkin' muggy as South Florida, if not more so.
(They can keep it!!!)

August 04, 2006 12:49 PM  
Blogger boberin said...

Camo, yeah, that's what's so odd, by now he is in Huston for the changeover or already back in the air on his way. Cue the eeirie music here....

August 04, 2006 1:11 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Dee-dee-dee-dee...

August 04, 2006 1:47 PM  
Blogger boberin said...

Nice touch!

August 04, 2006 3:02 PM  
Blogger Kajun said...

It gets down to 76 degrees here about every night...usually about 4:30 AM. Still hasn't been above 99.

August 04, 2006 3:06 PM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Never been there. Maybe someday... sigh!

(:D) Regards...

August 04, 2006 3:20 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

boberin:
Thanks!!!

Kajun:
It's forecast to get down to 66 degrees here tonight...at around 5 AM.

But what about the humidity?

Hawkeye®:
I'm hoping to retire there someday...

August 04, 2006 7:26 PM  
Blogger JR said...

Hawaii is pretty nice this time of the year...
I wonder if the US Army still issues machetes for the insects???

August 04, 2006 8:15 PM  
Blogger Beerme said...

Ice fishing's lousy, no pond hockey and there's just too many haoles for my taste.
Seriously, though, I have really come to appreciate the changing seasons and would undoubtedly miss it in Hawaii. I know I missed it when I lived in SoCal.
Crisp fall mornings in a duck or deer blind, ice fishing at dawn on a frozen lake, skiing, trudging across the tundra, mile after mile, pancake breakfasts at St. Alphonso's...
You can't get those things in Hawaii ('cept maybe the skiing...)

August 04, 2006 8:19 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

JR:
When I was in the US Army, stationed in Hawaii, I was never issued a machete for insects. I feel cheated somehow, now.

Beerme:
Well, you're right about one thing; no St. Alphonso's pancake breakfast ("where I stole the margarine") to be had in Hawaii.

But on the Big Island, if you want different climate types, they actually do have tundra...in addition to everything from desert to rain forest...

August 05, 2006 12:47 AM  
Blogger Pooke said...

Loved Hawaii... went to the big isle on account of the power plant there. But given the choice, the Aruba Grand floats mine. Anyday.

Beerme: I'm with you. As much as I love the beach in Aruba, I couldn't imagine a fall pass by without camping in the Catskills. Autumn is God's gift to Noreasterners.

Look at PT! I gotta go...

August 05, 2006 12:57 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

Pooke:
Welcome to my li'l corner o' da "blogosphere"!

Anyway, I was only suggesting a visit, although I'm planning to retire there someday. And if I get a hankerin' for some other types of weather, well, that's why Orville and Wilbur invented powered flight.

But should I live long enough to retire (one never knows), I won't miss:
A. Shoveling snow
B. Raking leaves
C. Mowing the lawn
(I plan to live in a desert region...)

August 05, 2006 1:50 AM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

I lived briefly on the Austrailian coast near Adelaid during their spring into summer. There was only one unbearably hot day, Christmas Eve. It was 104 F., and muggy. No breeze. Ugh. Usually it was 85-90 with a constant beautiful breeze off of the ocean. It would rain 2-4 times a day for about 15 minutes (made it a drag drying laundry on the line).

Walking on the beach every night for the sunset was awesome.

But now, I'm with Beerme (skip the ice fishing). Especially living in the country, I have a new and deeper appreciation of nature and it's glory in all seasons. And believe me, you see just about all of it here in Michigan.

Cuba? Didn't you hear? Donald Trump is going to buy it and turn it into the biggest casino in the world! (I think it's bigger than Monaco.) ;>)

August 05, 2006 7:59 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

MargeinMI:
They've got some rather splendiferous sunsets in Hawaii, too...I even saw the Green Flash once.
(The conditions have to be right)

Regarding changing seasons, like I said, if I miss them? I'll visit.

As for casinos?! I don't gamble; it's against my religion...

August 05, 2006 10:34 AM  
Blogger benning said...

As nice as all that sounds, camo, I couldn't afford to actually live there. A visit is a touch past my means, too! ;)

My preference is the mountains. But I'm stuck here in Florida, with nary a mountain in sight.

August 08, 2006 7:31 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

benning:
If you can afford to live in Florida, you could afford to live on the Big Island...where they have beaches and mountains.

BTW, one of my friends over there has chastized me for letting out the secret...

August 08, 2006 7:53 AM  

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