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Shoulder Season

USA | Saturday, 6 June 2020 | Views [182]


Traditional "shoulder season" in Switzerland

RICK STEVES EXTOLLS “SHOULDER SEASON” AS THE BEST time for travel. Generally April through mid-June, and September through October, shoulder season combines the advantages of both peak- and off-season travel. In shoulder season, you'll enjoy decent weather, long-enough daylight, fewer crowds, and a local tourist industry still ready to please and entertain.

    Rick says Shoulder Season is the best time

For 2020, a year in which nothing seems to be normal, “shoulder” season has a very different meaning for YRS TRLY.  


   Becoming Bionic

I am surprised that it is my left shoulder that has been giving me problems.  I am very much right-handed so it isn’t an old tennis injury.  More likely I injured it rock climbing or in one of my skiing crashes.  At any rate, with our enforced down-time in Colorado, we scheduled shoulder replacement surgery for 15 June.  And I am more than a little apprehensive.


               I hope they have done this before

I have had major surgeries before but only as a result of catastrophe — a parachuting mishap and a heart attack.  This time I feel more or less fine now but know I will soon hurt like hell.  And every time I consider postponing the operation I hear cracking and popping or get a bolt of pain from my shoulder and I know it won’t get better on its own.


       Poor me!

Doc tells me that the ease of recovery from shoulder replacement is just behind hip replacement and better than for knees.  Friends and relatives — including some of you — have had both knees and hips replaced, 9 total if I’ve counted right, so I’m probably just being a baby.  Boo-hoo!



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