“I could never do that, it’s too damn hot over there”
“Rain season is a killer over there”
“I don’t think I could stand the humidity, especially in the summer”
“Oh, it’s way too humid for me, and I wouldn’t like all the rain in rain season”
So, let’s look at this realistically:
We live in Michigan, where humidity in the summer is a way of life
Our summers are hot too – although not this summer, it has been a weird one.
We get tons of rain in Michigan in the summer too
Here is a side-by-side comparison for this week’s forecast for Michigan and Puerto Rico – Surprise!
Really not that different, is it? OK, yeah, there is a flood watch but we had major floods here last week, see State officials ask drivers to avoid Metro Detroit freeways as massive flooding persists.
Now don’t get me wrong, they do have tropical storms and heavy rains but I’ve traveled to the Caribbean in “rain season” enough to know that those are usually fast and furious, they pass quickly and the sun comes and it’s beautiful again.
I remember when I was going to a conference in Florida in July a few years back, I got the same types of comments but when I got to Florida the reality was no different than in Michigan – no more humid than here and no hotter.
So, I don’t understand where these misconceptions come from, especially from folks that live in the Great Lakes.