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Old 03-12-2018, 07:16 PM   #1
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30 degrees and Counting

Left Anza Borrego State Park today after a week in the California desert. 29 degrees when we left and 30 degrees when we arrived at Indian Waters in Indio California. Couple of days here then will start the trek back to our beloved Pacific Northwest. Oregon, Arizona and California have all been great. Can’t wait to do it again next year. Weather has been dry and warm and the Americans have been so friendly. Established some nice friendships down here. Safe travels all.
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Wow you had me worried there first read the post without seeing who posted, now realize you're talking C degrees, when I saw CA I thought it was F!

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Sorry about that: translation 30 degrees Canadian is 86 degrees American. Hot in any unit of measurement.
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:55 PM   #4
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Wow you had me worried there first read the post without seeing who posted, now realize you're talking C degrees, when I saw CA I thought it was F!

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Same here! First thing I thought was must be cold where they came from if 30 degrees is nice.......glad you had a good trip. Safe travels home!
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I'm not surprized he used Celsius instead of Fahrenheit. When I'm driving in the US I always find myself converting Miles per hour (MPH) to Kilometers per hour (KPH). That's Canadian eh.
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Glad we are not alone !!! safe travels, have more great times.
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I'm not surprized he used Celsius instead of Fahrenheit. When I'm driving in the US I always find myself converting Miles per hour (MPH) to Kilometers per hour (KPH). That's Canadian eh.
celcius, kg, Km/hr, etc. are not restricted to Canadians. There are only three countries in the world where they do not use metric system.
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I'm not surprized he used Celsius instead of Fahrenheit. When I'm driving in the US I always find myself converting Miles per hour (MPH) to Kilometers per hour (KPH). That's Canadian eh.
I have a terrible time thinking in °F and miles now. I set all my weather apps in the US to °C so I don't have to convert to what I know well. I do set my digital speedometer to mph so I don't have to be consistently converting my speed. Man, those miles are long, it seems like it takes forever to count them off compared to kilometres.
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celcius, kg, Km/hr, etc. are not restricted to Canadians. There are only three countries in the world where they do not use metric system.
Dave, make that 2 countries, last I looked, Alaska was still part of USA.....
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Dave, make that 2 countries, last I looked, Alaska was still part of USA.....
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Dave, make that 2 countries, last I looked, Alaska was still part of USA.....
I still count three.
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Dave, make that 2 countries, last I looked, Alaska was still part of USA.....
I see 4 red spots and 3 countries.
I have also seen bumper stickers stating " Death before Metric "
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My bad, I did not see the other one, sorry...I did not make the picture full sized.
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I see 4 red spots and 3 countries.
Actually “5” spots...look close....he remembered Hawaii. One of my favorite places.
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I have a terrible time thinking in °F and miles now. I set all my weather apps in the US to °C so I don't have to convert to what I know well. I do set my digital speedometer to mph so I don't have to be consistently converting my speed. Man, those miles are long, it seems like it takes forever to count them off compared to kilometres.
Not us. Maybe it helps having 2 of your vehicles with mph speedos. Maybe not because a couple of times I've realized that I was glancing at the wrong set of numbers.

But as soon as we cross the border we set the GPS to miles and the house thermostat is always programmed in F.

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