Sunday, November 17, 2013
Hot And Muggy In Lake Griffin
I apologize for not posting since the middle of this past week. The weather hasn't been too great here at Lake Griffin, and I've been sleeping a lot. We've been here since Thursday. It's now Sunday morning. This is one of the few times since our arrival that there's been a few rays of sunshine peeking through the clouds. Unlike our last day at Paynes Prairie when the temperatures hovered around 59 degrees, it's been in the high 70's and lower 80's here. It's been moderately hot and highly muggy. The temperature doesn't bother me, of course, but Gary is constantly complaining when the weather isn't to his liking. But, regardless of the temperatures or rain, Gary has done everything he set out to do here. We arrived here late on Thursday, so other than setting up camp and cooking dinner, nothing got accomplished. Friday was a different story. By 10AM, it was drizzling rain. Gary went to two different antique malls in nearby Leesburg. Shortly after, he got a call from his friend Sandy. I call her Aunt Sandy. As you may recall from an earlier post, Sandy was kind enough to take a day off work to drive Gary to and from his eye surgery last month. She was visiting her Dad a few miles south of the park, and while her Dad was taking his afternoon nap, she stopped by for a visit. The light occasional drizzle didn't stop Gary and Sandy from taking pictures of each other with me. After all, it's an unwritten rule that anyone who comes to visit with me, HAS to be photographed with me. On Saturday morning, the rain had finally stopped, at least for awhile. The main reason for our stay at Lake Griffin was the proximity of the park to the enormous Renninger's Antique Extravaganza in nearby Mt. Dora. The break in the weather gave Gary his chance to take in the show. Luckily, the rain held off just long enough for Gary to see it all. By the time he hit the highway to return to the park, the rain was at it's heaviest since our arrival, and it continued on for well into the night. Right now, Gary is taking a shower, so I thought I'd catch you up on what's been going on around here. His plan for today is to visit a couple of big antique malls just west of here. I'm sure he will be gone all afternoon. As for me, I'll be watching some football on TV, and taking a good long nap. That's what Sundays are all about.