As I remember, Fox Chapel along with Alcoma were a couple of pretty
decent golf courses.
Certainly no Oakmont, but definitely worth the drive from Cleveland a
couple of times each summer just to play there.
And damp, hot, and miserable in the summer. Only passing through
Montgomery, but 6 years just up the road in Auburn and 4 in Huntsville
before coming to Kansas. Higher temperatures here, but at least it's a
"A lot drier"?. Is that why I'm fighting a flooded crawl space under
An armed society is a polite society.
Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Robert A. Heinlein
As a permanent resident of Alabama, I have to agree, the summers are
hell most years. Typical July and August is 98 degrees, 90 percent humidity,
with no wind.
By the end of August everyones tired and tempers are short, and to stay
somewhat with the thread,
gun related murders are at their highest.
Fall, Winter and Spring are generally nice, it's rare to have a winter day
that doesn't get above freezing and very limited snow, had about 2" one day
and it was gone in a few hours.
We're just up the road from Montgomery, in the Auburn area (Opelika).
Of course we've only been here about nine months, but that included
August. Having been a Vermonter for 15 years, the weather here is
*fabulous*. The past winter was no big deal at all, with a perfect[*]
The thing that surprised me here was that they don't use frost-free
sillcocks, even though it does get well below freezing. Since there
is no ground frost, most houses are built on slabs. It would be a
real mess replacing the sillcocks in my house.
[*] perfect snowfall == only snows on living things; no shoveling. ;-)
I don't currently hunt myself but I have in years gone past.
My favorite story about hunting is the State of New Jersey outlawed deer
hunting in the '50s. According to the story they almost lost the whole
herd due to over population and disease.
Hunting is essential for the maintainance of a health herd. When old
Dan Boone was roaming the countryside there were large packs of
predators that culled the herd of weak and unfit animals. They are gone
leaving man to perform that act. Yes most of the deer killed are not
sick or unfit but the mere act of reducing the male deer population
keeps the size of the herd down to manageable proportions and the number
of sick and unfit animals down.
We need more predators too. I wish the wolves and mountain lions would
return to the Catskills to encourage the city and other downstate folks to
stay down there. The black bears and coyotes just aren't getting the job
done. To get this semi-on-topic, those city folks don't want any trees cut
down either... tough to woodwork without wood. ;~)
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