Atlantic Canada's snow is late, at least in the part where I live. However, it has been coming in full force as of late. We got a **** load on the weekend and are supposed to get more this week. It was only a matter of time I guess.
So my fiancee finally surprised me earlier last night with what was my late Christmas gift. She bought me a Guinness tshirt and 2 more collector's edition Guinness pint glasses. The shirt looks so ****ing sick.
Also, I don't love hot weather, but I hate snow. Therefore, it seems I could only ever live in far southwest Canada. Sorry Canada
Honestly not half as bad as I expected. On most days it's not really noticeable, but there was a definite haze in the summer. At this time of year I'd say the air quality here is far better than it is in Missoula (which gets an awful inverse in the winter, where all the pollution from Seattle and Portland get stuck in the mountain valleys.
LA is far from perfect, but it's certainly not the picture I had of it...the common perception seems to be stuck in 1992.
What blew my mind today was that I found out that one of the regular police officers that comes in every day is from Upper St. Clair. I'm used to finding Pittsburghers from random neighborhoods everywhere, but I've never actually found one from where I'm from (born in USC; raised in Bethel Park).
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick
I think it'll probably drive me crazy to go straight through, so I have stops planned out...but I really want to do this as a writing excercise/experience.
I'd love to do it. I've done very short rides, and I honestly believe train is the best way to travel. I want to take a train when I go south next. It's a 24 hour ride, which doubles about the time it takes to drive (more than doubles the way I have driven it before, as I've done Pittsburgh to Charleston, SC in 9.5 hours. It'd take about 24 hours by train). That being said, it's a stress free way to travel. You can kick back and relax. I took a train from San Diego to LA about 9 years ago when I went on vacation with family. It was great.