this is more of a us culture question than a climate question, but it seems like the past few years, summer has become shut down time when nothing happens. nothing happens here, it's just pretty much closed and getting ready for the fall now. less people take vacations in the summer now and i used to love summer, now i hate it. i think part of it is that in south florida, summer is the worst of the four seasons and everything closes around here. i hate sumer here, and i used to love summer before coming here. i just want to get your guys thoughts if summer is still relevant in cultural terms or not.