20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Friday, January 18, 2013

What A Difference A Day Makes


Yesterday the temperature plummeted 20 degrees inside of 24 hours. Winds howled, palm trees bowed, and sand blasted everything and everyone. 

For the past two and a half months the waves have always hit the shore from the left side. Yesterday they crashed in from the right, and whitecaps covered the gulf for as far as the eye could see. 


It was a strange mixture of fascination, frustration and freakin' awesome. Except for the cold temps, of course. Did I mention the mercury only reached the high forties?

Okay, I know I shouldn't complain. The high 40s is no where near freezing and there's not a snowflake in sight. Plus, I'm living the dream at Latitude 30, but you know what? Cold is cold. I could've worn mitts!

Thank goodness the weather changes here as often as it does at home. Plus, I'm grateful for the Grand Theater at Pier Park. We decided the time had come to see the movie Jack Reacher starring Tom Cruise. We enjoyed it. Partly due to Tom's co-star, Rosamund Pike (she's awesome), but the plot moved along at a great clip, and from beginning to end the story held us spellbound.


I wish we could say the same for our lunch. Back in November we went to Buffalo Wild Wings and had a superb lunch. This time the fare was a disappointment. Lack luster. Inept. A waste of money. I'm at a loss to explain what happened, but I doubt we'll go back.

The good news is this morning the sun was shining, the clouds disappeared and while it was still cool by afternoon John donned his new wet suit bottoms and booties, grabbed his kayak and hit the water. Me? I walked on the beach to the pier in shorts, and yes, I wore my winter boots.



Life is good at Latitude 30! Oh, and the sunset was spectacular. Spec. Tac. U. Lar!

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2 comments:

  1. Okay... do not talk to me about cold. Tonight we dip to -23 Celsius, that's -10 Fahrenheit AND we've got well over 2-3 feet of snow. Seriously. Cold at +40??? LOL!!

    Glad you got some sunshine. We do too, amazing snowshoeing weather. Make sure you tell John!!

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    1. I know, Pat. Wimpy, huh? That's part of the reason I haven't did a blog post in awhile. Just thinking negative thoughts is bad enough, putting them in print? Yuck! Totally uncalled for. :)

      On a very positive note, today (Sunday) the temperature's back up to around 70F. Gorgeous. Warm. Perfect day to walk on the beach. (Sans snowshoes!!)

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