Fall is nice too, but it is short. Winter starts for us in November. We pretty well get 2 months of every season except winter which is 6 months. No lie. January is unbearable. I do live further north than most Canadians though. 75% of us live within 100 miles of the border. I am almost 400 miles north.
I remember when we went there I thought wow the gas is cheap. till I pulled into a station and seen it was by the liter lol. I spent a lot of time in Wyoming too, winter is terrible! Always snows sideways :)
I went there in my mid twenties when I was working as a Millwright, we rebuilt some compressors at the Arco Refinery In Birch Bay Washington, took a drive To Vancouver while we were there. Beautiful Country :)
That's right! We worked on some big stuff, I Loved it! I remember the high stage cylinders for the ones we worked on there were so big I could lay down in them and barely touch the top of the cylinder. The valves weighed close to 80lbs.
We pulled the Crankshaft out of one in Borger, Texas that weighed 12,500lbs, the cylinders torqued at 3,200lbs per square inch. Scary when you got them multipliers stacked and torquing them down, be praying the chain don't break lmoao
That would make me nervous torquing that down, I've done structural moving before and seen 1 1/2" chain snap like a twig and destroy anything in its way. Working with anything that has that much stress on it is so unforgiving with mistakes. It fun and interesting work, one mistake could be your last! Lol