Mother: We had a plan for escaping the cold this winter. The problem was Mother Nature and what the weather forecasters called a bomb cyclone. Who would ever think they would need to worry about cold and frozen highways in Florida? If you look close at the picture above you can see the mist rising from the ocean where the water is warmer than the air.
We live in Columbus Ohio, and one thing that Columbus is known for is its long string of dreary gray days. Of course, I say that, and I am sure there are other cities that claim the same thing. In Columbus, there can be day after day of gray. For years I worked in an office with no windows so I never knew what the weather was doing but it didn’t matter in the winter unless it snowed because most days were gray.
Last year we went on a two-week cruise through the Panama Canal in Jan. and spent Feb. in Florida. The part of Florida we go to was beautiful last February and I hope this year it is the same. On Valentine’s Day last year I was in the ocean, the water wasn’t as warm as I like but it was bearable. When we got back to Columbus in March last year, the bad weather hit so even though we thought we had missed snow we hadn’t.
This year we decided to go to Fl. the first week of Jan. and stay until mid-March. We go to Pensacola Fl. because we have a daughter that lives there with one of our grandsons. Pensacola is in the panhandle close to Alabama so the weather here is not what you would get if you went further into Fl. But that being said we didn’t think we would need to worry about freezing temps, ice or snow.
So far we haven’t seen snow or ice, but the temperatures haven’t been what we hoped. Tonight it is supposed to be 29 degrees, and schools are closed tomorrow because of the cold. Even though it is colder than we thought it would be, I have no complaints. I know though it may be colder than we expected the sun will be shining and there will be no snow to shovel.
Until next time.