Even here in sunny FLORIDA!
I’m okay with the cold. I have grandkids in North Dakota which I occasionally visit in Winter. So I have the clothes. Snow boots. Warm gloves. Cozy hats. Puffy coat.
But the grayness. And the wind. And the rain.
Not so okay with that.
Yesterday we had cold but there was sun. Last weekend there was NO sun and we had friends visiting.
Our entire life is about living outdoors. We don’t even have a kitchen table or dining room because we ALWAYS eat on our screened deck. (YES. EVEN WHEN IT’S 90 DEGREES AND 100% HUMIDITY IN AUGUST BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT WE DO)
Well almost always. Even with the space heater we have out there when it’s 36 degrees or below, dinner is on the kitchen island!
And it’s been below!
We’ve had a lot of company since the beginning of December. Which makes us very happy. But every time someone arrives so does the ugly gray wet cold weather. (what is with that?) Terry had a fishing charter scheduled to celebrate his birthday with Alan and Andrew and it was about 45 degrees. Windy. Rainy. They went bowling. And Terry bowled 192. Happy Birthday!
Jes and Andrew came. Nasty weather showed up too. We went bowling. (Terry did not bowl 192) And we played a lot of board games. Then went to Top Golf in Brandon. Indoor driving range. Brilliant!
Terry and Phil came last weekend. And so did the ugly weather. Yes. There were a lot of board games. (I even won at Scrabble. lost at every thing else.)
Terry’s one of my blog followers. Comments on both of them. Spent a couple days.
(Okay. Terry and Phil are also my son-in-laws parents and good friends. So if you are one of my followers–you might not get the same reception!)
We had planned on going on a cocktail cruise when they arrived because it was warm and the water was in. The boat wouldn’t start. (Sheesch) Took them on a golf cart ride to the Shed. It started raining. (Really?)
The next day was U-G-L-Y and cold.
Took them to the Citrus County Courthouse Museum. Yeah. We were really reaching for something to do indoors!
In case you didn’t know….
“Follow that Dream” with Elvis Presley was filmed right her in Citrus County. Yes. Hard to believe.
There’s even a street in Inglis named FOLLOW THAT DREAM!
The courthouse scene from the movie was filmed at the Citrus County Courthouse. And Elvis is prominently featured throughout the museum.
Did you know that when they were restoring the courtroom they actually went to the movie for reference??????
And here’s Phil with Elvis!
Now. I gotta say the cold weather was really good for us when we went to Three Sisters Springs that I posted about Monday. This is such a wonderful experience. We go whenever we can–with or without company!
It was a super weekend. (and gotta repeat I won at Scrabble).
Hey, It’s Friday and Steve Jervee–my favorite weatherman–says that it will be in the 70s! Yippee! I live in Florida!
Have a GREAT WEEKEND!