W&M is a fantastic school. It nearly broke my heart when my youngest turned down an Echols Scholarship at UVA to go there. But, she got a great education. In that case I guess daughter knew better.
I miss NOVA, especially my golf club up there on N. Glebe. They can't grow proper grass here in Texas and the nearly constant wind is a pain in the a$$. (It's a little known fact that Dallas is "windier" than Chicago - and it ain't from eatin' too much 'que)!
W&M was good. Gkad to her your daughter did well with it.
I'm not a big fan of NoVA (traffic, congestion, etc.). But, at least the job market is good here. I grew up in RI, and miss the less hectic New England lifestyle (compared to DC/NoVA), and miss the NE RoadFoods.
Yes, Chicago is not super windy. My wife was born in the Chicago 'burbs. It was named the "windy city" a ways back because of its bragadocious politicians. The naming had nothing to do with weather. Boston is substantially windier than Chicago. I'm not familiar with the winds in Dallas, but I'll take your word that it is windier than Chicago. I really dislike the hot, humid air stagnation in the DC/NoVA area in the summer. I wish it was breezier here.
For kicks, I just looked up the windiest cities in the U.S., and found a list of the top 101. Of the top 25, 15 are Boston suburbs (including the #1 and #2 spot), and Boston itself (#18). Plus there were some from TX, including the #3 spot. Your percetion that TX is windy was spot on.
Chicago didn't even make the list. The closest was the Chicago suburb of Waukegan, Ill at #93.
Yeah, it looks like the only thing windy there are the politicians. Blago just started his 14 year slammer sentence.
101 Windiest Cities (by average wind speed): http://www.city-data.com/top2/c467.html
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