Saturday, November 22, 2008

I'm dreaming of a white... Thanksgiving?

This is how the weather turns around on the East Coast: two months ago, during the ING Direct Cycle4Savings ride, it was 80 to 90 degrees daily, perfect temperature! Last month the fall started (see below), however I was usually able to leave my jacket at home, which I hadn't used since May anyway. But last week, it started snowing! With Thanksgiving ahead, it's a cold start of the party-season.

Many cities in the US are built with a simple mind: all the streets are straight, and run from East to West or from North to South. Every 300 feet there's an intersection, and all the space in between these intersections is a block. Not difficult if you're in a new city and you're looking for something; there's only four ways to go... However, there's a huge disadvantage in the winter: the wind blows full-speed through these streets, and makes the temperature feel like it's at least 10 degrees colder than it actually is!

It gave a nice view though, from the ING Direct office in Wilmington, Delaware: