]No, I'm not dead and gone. Just on vacation. I'm thoroughly enjoying watching my Brazilian family shivering their way through the -10 temperatures in the White mountains. For people who view 75 degrees as winter temps, they're doing well, most of the time. My in-laws especially took to the region. I guess it's as exotic to them as the miles and miles of beaches full of women wearing little more than a eyepatch and a half-yard of dental floss are to us.
I'm pretty sure that my wife was the only woman on Cannon Mountain with 6-inch heels on her winter boots.