Monday, June 24, 2013

Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid-day sun.  Angelinos do not. At least, not unprotected.

Women carry wide, colorful umbrellas for morning strolls. Hats are designed to shade eyes and necks. Families mark their territories at the beach with tents and tarps and shelters.

Few restaurants offer outdoor seating and those that do fill a dozen indoor seats for every outdoor seat that's claimed--and those mostly by tourists.

Windows are shaded by awnings or bushes and trees. Patios have arbors. Balconies have sun shades.

Minnesotans spend fortunes for a few days of the sunshine Californians hide from all year long.

Abundance is a funny thing.


The Geezers said...

Funny, though, that Minnesota cold and snow seem to be in no kind of tourist demand at all.

Which I guess is why property values are still more or less affordable.

luckyzmom said...

Very interesting observation. And many probably spend gazillions on spray tans! said...