2 weeks ago
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
SWIMMING IN THE ATLANTIC
I just got back from a quick trip to Deltona, Florida... and I do mean quick. I flew out there on Friday night, and came back on Monday. Better some than none - my motto these days. George has been out there since June, spending time with his Dad and Mom. A certain someone's big "1/2-century old" type birthday was about to come and go, and I couldn't let it go by un-celebrated! It was incredibly HOT and HUMID there - made me cherish the bay area weather just a bit more. Especially when I got stuck in Phoenix during a horrendous electrical storm with the temp outside pushing 112 F. They canceled my flight so I ended up spending the night there. George and I enjoyed playing in the azure waves of the Atlantic near Cape Canaveral at a bird sanctuary. The water was wonderfully cool and refreshing, and the seashells were so many that they crunched under our feet. We saw racoons, a huge bunch of black vultures in the road eating a fish just inches away from the car... like on a safari, and many, many birds which you won't see on our west coast. Also saw manatees in the water, an armadillo, and heard the constant carcaphony of noise made by invisible bugs in all the trees and shrubs. I'm rather glad they stayed hidden...Our goal is to swim in as many oceans together as possible. We have done the South Pacific (Hawaii), the Pacific (Malibu), and the Atlantic. I think the next one will be the North Atlantic... stay tuned. We got to see the space shuttle as it sat on it's pad. Actually, we only saw the back side of it, and the huge fuel tanks. Awesome!
I'm on my way to the San Francisco airport to pick up my Beloved at midnight, as he flies in for a short visit from Florida. I've missed him!