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11. Posted by aussiefam5 (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Thank you all so much for your replies, I really appreciate it.
Gosh the differences in the temps are a bit of a worry but I'm sure with some clever packing I should be able to handle it. I just think to go all that way you need to take in as much as you can so although I worry about how busy I may be making it lets face it, it's not something you're going to do every day now is it?
I did not realise that It may be that cold at that time of the year! I think I need to read more. I'm sounding rather ill informed.;)

12. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2003 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Well, the cold temperatures in these places, particularly at night can seem odd--especially when you look at the highs during the days. Deserts in particular are known for these extremes (except during the summer when you bake all the time). And, of course, it cools down in the mountains because of the high altitudes.

San Francisco is a weather oddity as well. It gets very nice everyday and then the fog rolls in around 4 to 5 PM and you can freeze at night. One of our famous writers here, Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), said that the two coldest places he had ever been in his life were (1) Alaska in the winter and (2) San Francisco in the summer--and there's a lot of truth to that.

The shops down on Fisherman's Wharf are actually stuffed with heavy jackets for sale during the summer months--why?--because of just what I mentioned. (But if you don't want to pack jackets, one of these makes a nice tourist memento--especially if it gets cold where you live and you take it back with you--I've bought two of them!--both from times when I forgot to bring a jacket to town with me earlier in the day when the weather was gorgeous (no kidding!!--but then I'm not always that crazy).


[ Edit: Edited on Jul 1, 2008, at 4:24 PM by Calcruzer ]

13. Posted by aussiefam5 (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Really? Oh my! Living up here has not prepared any of us for that!
Wow, how very impressive. Funny really as of the last 10 years or so we dont really have seasons so much.
It's either hot or hotter or a little cooler and occasionally brisk!
Last year we actually had a drop in the temp in winter and I had to actually go shopping to buy warm clothes and slippers for us all.
What you mean you're suggesting I go shopping whilst on holidays? Well alright if you insist!
Now I need to make sure my husband reads the suggestion so he knows I'm only following advice!
Just kidding, buying what I need over there is a very good idea though as I'm not sure if I could get something suitable here anyway.
Thanks again,

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