A moist Morning...

Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
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Trip End May 04, 2013


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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Last night we had a bit of new excitement.  It started out as thunder in the distance and then we saw a bit of lightning.  I'd seen the lightning yesterday as we drove here, but now it was really hittin' it.  Soon, the onslaught of rain hit us.  It rained for about three hours, heavily.  The expression, "but we need the moisture..." occurred to me.  We've heard it everywhere we go.  Climate change?  Then the phone told us that there we were in a tornado warning area.  Tornado II, the sequel...  It was all for naught, and by the time we went to bed it was quiet.  Most of the night passed tranquilly, until about four AM.  The thunder and rain started again, but nowhere near as heavy as last eve.  I got up at six and it settled down to just cloudiness by sunrise.


We got out for a nice walk on another Gopher Tortoise Trail.  We did just over two miles in broken clouds and sunshine. We did see our first osprey in a while and a few eastern bluebirds. It was into the seventies with high humidity, as you can imagine.  It's sunny now and in the low eighties.  Great conditions for some more action tonight...in the weather sense, of course.


Oh, by the way...I got a request for our menu last night.  We had Wolf Burgers.  No not from actual wolves...  I do love the creatures, but these are made from ground beef, onions and crushed Ritz Crackers and seasoned to perfection.  The crackers are a substitute for corn meal.  It's a long story.  When the kids were here we bought a Costco-sized carton of Ritz.  We didn't polish it off in the week together, so Lynn is using them up as filler as the occasion arises.  She's an enterprising Lass, that dear wife of mine.


The door is open to screen, the windows are open and the A/C is doing it's job of lowering the humidity.  It's all good!

We spent much of the afternoon sitting outside and reading.  With the first warm temps we've seen in quite some time, it was a pleasure.

Tomorrow we'll move on back to Florida for a few days and then on to Mississippi to visit my nephew, if all works out well.

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Dennis on

Glad to hear that you didn't experience a tornadic event. Gosh, when you started off mum mind envisioned a really rare event. Enfu said. Stay well.

ferdie on

Jeez, glad the night was not to eventful! Those things scare the heck out of me, at night one seems really vunerable.....keep the weather channel on! Interesting trail, was that from the water running down it? Ritz crackers are a staple of mine, go down easy! Good luck with the action tonight....any kind will do a fella! Hugs......

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photodon on

A bad storm with a tornado or two wiped out the Arnold Palmer Open in Orlando, south of your current location so you were lucky to avoid that kind of weather. My mom used to put oat meal in her hamburger to make the meat go farther for our large family. They were always good. I'll have to try the Ritz crackers some time. Be safe.

Mike on

Hmm....suffering in the heat and humidity.....our hearts go out to you-lol. Sounds like quite a storm. Our only storm here is the continuing of legislation-especially on any retirement changes. Also, will be "interesting" to see what the Supreme Court finally rules on its latest case. Weather is almost good enough to start spring outside work. I like your picture of the white walking path...artistic as you often are. take care

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