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#1 by Brumlad , Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:28 pm

Never visit this area during the 'high summer', temperatures are often into the 30's (Celsius) and the humidity is often above 75%. In fact, the heat index for today is 43 celsius but a humidity of only 54%.

Of course, the American's are celebrating the War of independence this year (1812).

I am often asked by acquaintences if we have July 4th in Britain, to which I invariably reply, "Yes. It comes the day after July 3rd." The other question I am frequently asked is whether we celebrate 'Thanksgiving', to which I usually reply, "Yes, it's when we finally got rid of the kids!"

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RE: Baltimore, USA

#2 by Voltman , Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:30 am

I see you don't work for the Baltimore Visitor Center (sic) then Brumlad?
Sounds like my kind of weather as it happens, a bit on the cool side maybe but rather pleasant all the same.

I have been in the states a few times at Thanksgiving, it's our usual holiday time, on one visit to a Florida apartment we did the whole turkey dinner thing.
As for the fourth, I just don't see the need. Or Haloween come to that.


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RE: Baltimore, USA

#3 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:23 am

I don't see why we would celebrate the 4th of July in the UK we would hardly celebrate being kicked out of America, I'm afraid if I were asked that question I would have to reply does the US celebrate the day the got kicked out of Viet Nam. I know its not quite the same thing, but it must stir up the same sort of feelings.


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RE: Baltimore, USA

#4 by Voltman , Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:38 am

Now you put it like that Phil I can see a good reason for celebrating the 4th.
If we had retained control it would probably have ended up costing us a fortune over the following couple of hundred years and then we would have just given it up anyway.
I think we got off light.

Pity we didn't keep somewhere as a kind of Gibraltar or Hong Kong though. New York for instance.


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#5 by mikejee , Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:33 pm

We did. It is called Canada, and the US sometimes thinks the same about Canada as the Chinese used to about Hong Kong

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