I am homesick. Calgary winters are cold and dry and beige. Yes, you read that right. It only rains in the spring, so during the winter everything has a dead, dry, beige tone to it. This year the winter seems particularly long, even when I know academically that it’s not all that different from last year.
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. For the first 30 years of my life I’d only ever been outside of the PNW 4 times; and I’d only been away from the pacific coast twice. I’m not what you’d call a world traveller.