Pittsburgh March 07, 2018
10 Things Every Pittsburgher Routinely Does At The First Sign Of Spring
Mother Nature’s certainly been a tease this winter. Remember the winter day not too long ago where the temps hit 80 degrees? On went the shorts and flip flops. Down went the windows. And, some even turned on the A/C. (After all, we’re not used to 80 degrees in February.) Spring is definitely on its way. Here are 10 things every Pittsburgher routinely does at the first sign of spring.
1. Two words: Flip flops
some of us wear flip flops all year around. But, that first sign of spring usually means ditching the boots and closed-toed shoes of winter in favor of flip flops or sandals.
2. One more: Shorts
Yep. Plenty of yinzers wears shorts even when it’s freezing with snow on the ground. However, most of us wear shorts as soon as the temperature breaks 50, maybe 55 degrees. At what temps do
you break out the shorts?
3. Hello, grilling!
Breathe in. Breathe out. You can just smell spring when everyone dusts off the grills and starts cooking outdoors again.
4. Goodbye, winter clothes!
Winter clothes are so bulky anyway so that first sign of spring? In the closet they go until next winter.
5. Who needs a coat anyway?
Same as the clothes. Too bulky. Some of us wear a light jacket when those first signs of spring appear. And, some of us simply forgo a jacket, a sweatshirt, or anything that reminds us of winter.
6. Windows down
Roll down the windows in the car. Open the sunroof, if you have one, and feel the warmth of the spring sun and the gentle breeze.
Ahhh…what could possibly be better than fresh air streaming through the house through all the open windows? And, of course, we also get to hear the songs of the birds, back after a long, quiet winter.
8. Time to plan the garden and…
Those signs of spring get us in the mood to start planning our gardens. What will we grow? Where will we grow it? Some of us even start planting indoors in anticipation of the consistently warmer days ahead.
9. Spend lots of time outdoors.
Winter gave us plenty of time indoors. Now it’s time to get outside. Go for a walk. Hike. Take the kids to the playground. Have a picnic. The possibilities really are endless.
10. Blame the local meteorologists when the cold weather returns.
Yeah, yeah, we know. Just because spring is almost here doesn’t mean the cold weather is done with us. We get it. And, maybe we jokingly blame the local meteorologists for getting our hopes up that the snow and cold is just about gone for good – at least until next winter.
What are some other things you always do at the first sign of spring in the Burgh? Share below! Then,
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