Spotted a car here bearing Maine plates 2 days ago. Yes, there are lots of explanations as to 'Why?', like they may be military, and for reasons unbeknownst to me, are allowed to keep their out of state license plates on their cars; like my neighbor, who even after 3 years here still has his Alaska plates on.
But supposing for the moment, they folks were visiting or just passing through. I've wondered how the difference in climate, in the warmer months here, affects them? Sure it does get warm in Maine (never been there) but I am sure its nothing like the temperatures or humidity we have here inthe Mid Atlantic States (can't imagine how they'd fare in the summer in the Gulf States for that matter).
Differences in climate, or rather latitude, were brought home to me many years back while we were in England in early September. It struck me that there was no AC in the hotel room we had and that by the time we reached Edinburgh, we had to go shopping for an overcoat and sweater (we'd still be in Tee shirts of short sleeves in the U.S. Realized a great mystery from childhood had cleared. In many of the narratives we read about early colonial history here was that the heat, killed off a number of the early English settlers. Couldn't for the life of me understand why, after all I and the other kids in the neighborhood ran about outside during summer vacation without any ill effects. I understood though that the early settlers simply weren't used to/prepared for the great difference in summer climate and that is what the history books were speaking about.
All that said, its going to be a hot-sticky day today and outside of going to the Baccalaureate, I think I'll be inside.