My girlfriend and I met during our junior year of college. Both of us were attending the University of Colorado in Denver. I have lived in Denver my whole life, but my girlfriend lived in Florida. She chose the University of Colorado in Denver because of the sports medicine program. My girlfriend and I were dating for several months and then it was Christmas and time for the holidays. My girlfriend planned to go home and she wanted me to join her. I never spent a single Christmas away from Denver and my family, but I decided to join my girlfriend. We had to take an airplane to her hometown and we we’re on the jet for several hours. When we stepped out of the airport, I was immediately surprised by the climate and temperature. It was 82 degrees that day. It was warm and humid and I was dressed improperly. I was wearing jeans and a sweatshirt and suddenly felt very overdressed. After spending a week in those hot and humid temperatures, I was ready to come back home to Denver. I had to use the air conditioner in December. I only packed jeans and sweaters and her family did not like me. My girlfriend knew that I didn’t have a very good time. I stuck it out, but I was happy to leave. When we finally came home, we decided to spend our last weekend in Denver going skiing at one of our favorite resorts. We had cold temperatures and snow and that is what I think winter should be like.