If you have spent more than a week anywhere in Florida, then you understand the perfect word to describe the weather here: hot. Even when raining, breaking a sweat is standard order. When the humidity dips below a balmy 90%+, I dive into the hidden regions of the closet to pull out long sleeve tees and light jackets.
Two days after Hurricane Sandy whisked by Florida's east coast, the weather became stunningly un-Floridian. To my family's delight, the humidity dropped below 80% and the temperature below 75°F. Having already been to the local pumpkin patch (and I use that endearing term very loosely; for those of you from where winter is an actual season, do NOT confuse where we went with what you have enjoyed as child), we were ready for a family hike. The child's hiking backpack was retrieved from the garage the previous night and ready for adventure!
|Contemplating the Map|
|One of many scenic shots, this one features a great egret|
When the weather gives you a pleasant surprise, do not waste it by spending the entire time indoors! Have some fun with your family bright and early... then enjoy football later (like we did) and still have a wonderful, high quality day!