Thursday, June 01, 2006

Quit Yer Bitchin'!

Mark Twain once said: Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. Wouldn't he be ticked off to know that his quote is no longer valid? That's because, SOMEBODY has done something about the weather - US!
First the complaining part -
The weather in Basel pretty much sucks about 75% of the time as far as I'm concerned. But, it has been INCREDIBLY sucky over the past week. It's June 1st for God's sake, and I doubt if the mercury climbed over 10˚C/50˚F today. And if that's not bad enough, the weather is definitely suffering from some sort of meteorological bi-polar disorder. First it's sunny and calm, then the wind picks up and you can see clouds heading your way, then it's pouring rain, then it's sunny again. And all of this takes place in about twenty minutes, and countless times per day. ENOUGH!

Here's the "doing something about it" part -
We've decided to take matters into our own hands. This Saturday morning we are ESCAPING the Basel weather by flying off on good old EasyJet to EMBRACE the weather in sunny Alicante, Spain. Our plane is scheduled to take off at 6:30 a.m. (OUCH!) on Saturday morning, we'll be in sunshine a couple of minutes later when we rise above the cloud layer, and then we plan on basking in sunshine until Monday night when we return. OK, we'll give the sun the night off. The weather forecast for Alicante right now for Saturday through Monday is for lots of sunshine, very low chance of rain, and highs of about 25˚C (77˚F).
Adios amigos. We'll talk to you next week!

5 comments:

The Medium Swede said...

Enjoy Whit Monday (the descension of the Holy Ghost)

See I'm up on my EU holidays.

Gretchen said...

I am SOOOOO jealous...

Metro|Basel said...

...and don't forget to bring some sunshine back to basel

CanadianSwiss said...

I think this is the worst spring I've seen in the 22 years I've been here. Get some sun and warmth, enjoy and then bring some of it back here, ok? Have fun!

Expat Traveler said...

yes the weather here in Vancouver is the same... sucky... And I don't think this is totally normal for here either, well certainly not in the time I've been here.

Lucky duck... you've certainly got the life.