When I retired in 2006 and moved back to Australia many of my friends on both sides of the Pacific Ocean were amazed that I would hand back my precious Green Card, for a life on the Queensland Gold Coast.
Cute as the squirrels and deer are, I told them all;
“Twelve North American winters, is eleven too many.”
So here it is a couple of weeks after Thanksgiving and in my old state of Michigan, the snow and ice abound.
It’s been snowing seriously since the weekend, and to highlight the contast here are some suitable photos from our family albums taken in both jurisdictions.
I enjoyed a great welcome, warmth and friendliness, memorable experiences and made many good friends during a 12 year working stint in New Jersey and Michigan, but I’m afraid it’s 'no to snow, replaced by fun in the sun'.