Aww come on!!! The winters are great!! But then again I love the cold weather! You can get used to the summers there real quick. I'm just outside of St Louis and I don't have the humidity you have on the Gulf Coast, but it gets to humid here for my liking.
Its to bad you don't have your goat! I've driven through the Big Horn mountain ranges on the East side of the state several times in my 96 WS6 I used to have, that was fun!!! Problem is certain times of year there is a lot of traffic... getting stuck behind a convoy of motor homes is painfull!!!