"They [the Pilgrim Fathers] fell upon an ungenial climate,
where there were nine months of winter, and three months of cold weather,
and that called out the best energies of the men, and of the women too, to get a mere subsistence out of the soil, with such a climate.
In their efforts to do that they cultivated industry and frugality at the same time--which is the real foundation of the greatness of the Pilgrims.
Ulysses S. Grant, Speech at New England Society Dinner [December 22, 1880]
"The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate."
Marcus Terentius Varro 116-27 BC
A blessing on your journey!
Ciao! for now!