Heh. I was going to take a current pic of myself with me wearing my glasses and a headtie on my head looking like someone's tantie, but the cam on my laptop is crap plus im lazy. But I think the fail birthday hat did the job ;)
Sounds like a fantastic plan to me. There is no snow here at all, just rain and the annoying, damp weather you get when it's just a bit too warm to hit the freeze point. How long have you been there for?
Have you embarked on your epic drive yet? I ended up getting the Nikon, thanks for the advice! You're right, it is a better camera. The only thing better on the Canon is that it can shot 3.5 frames per second whereas the Nikon does 3, but I'm not a sports photographer anyways :P