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Stroller Brigade

People laugh – or worse, look like I am crazy – when I tell them living in Kuwait is not unlike living in Alaska in terms of climate. When the climate gets extreme – too cold has the same impact as too hot – people stay at home more, going from their heated/chilled homes to their heated/chilled cars to the heated/chilled stores and malls or theatres. When the milder weather comes, everyone spends every minute they can outside.

In Kuwait, there are groups that head for the malls early in the morning for some serious walking when it is too hot to walk outside.

In Seattle, I ran into another group of serious walkers, but here, they are avoiding the rain and cold. When you see the stroller brigade – and there were between fifteen and twenty women with their babies – you had better get out of the way! These are some serious strollers!

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November 21, 2007 Posted by | Community, Cultural, Family Issues, Health Issues, Living Conditions, Seattle, Shopping, Social Issues | , , , , , | 5 Comments