Uruguay is a temperate climate. Somehow this week I remembered where I wanted to live when I retired. I wanted to live close to the ocean, and I didn’t want cold winters anymore. I think Uruguay can give me that. I was born in Florida, and I’ve remarked a few times in the three and a half weeks that I’ve been here that the climate and vegetation is like my birth state. It is not, however, hot and humid, which is a big downside to Florida. Here in Uruguay where I’m living now in Lagomar, just east of Montevideo, there are breezes and the humidity isn’t debilitating like it is with 90 plus degree heat and 95 percent humidity. I think the warmest it has been is 85 degrees. Most days have been in the low 80s. Think about that: In the middle of summer, the high temperatures fall in the low 80s. I want that.
Also, I suffer from mild asthma, and I’ve felt the urge to use my inhaler when the heat and humidity got high, but I managed without it. Another piece of good news is some of my wrinkles are disappearing because the climate is more humid. After having lived in far west Texas most of my life and undergoing menopause, my skin screams for moisture.
I’ve read travel information that the pleasant seasons in Uruguay are the spring and fall. If that’s the case, then, I’m in for a treat because the summer here also has been wonderful. Back in El Paso, Texas, the spring is ruined by intermittent dust storms; then, the summer heat takes over, and then the winter, well, winter is winter, so if I get three wonderful seasons from a country, then, I could be happy here!