Okay, so maybe I was spoiled this past week while on travel, but come on now, it was in the 80’s down in Florida and sunny every single day. Then I come back to this monstrosity? It’s 43 degrees outside and drizzly most of the time. The reasons for staying in Virginia are dwindling quickly.
Sure, I admit that Virginia has some cool aspects about it to… for instance, when was the last time that Jacksonville Beach, Florida received two feet of snow crippling the roads in and around the metro city for a week? When was the last time that Jax Beach, FL had temps in the upper 70’s with heavy rains and tornado warnings and then snow the next day? Looking through the Farmer’s Almanac, it’s been a while since it snowed down there… my guess being never, but then again, what do I know?
So there you have it folks, here in Northern Virginia, rain and drizzle, highs in the forties… Oh well, good thing that I’m going back to Florida next month and the month after that and that too…
It’s that time of year… that’s right, it’s time to go to Florida. Granted, I probably took the method that most people scoff at. Yes, that’s right, driving over 600 miles in a 11 hour time period to get to sunny Jacksonville, Florida. Quite a nice change from the usual in and outs of Virginia. I mean it’s warm and all in Virginia, but it’s dreary and overcast, and you never really know what the next day will lead to.
For instance, a week ago we had temperatures in the upper 70’s with thunderstorms that eventually turned into tornado warnings. No big deal right? You’d expect the next day to be a little bit cooler right? Oh no, welcome to Virginia and snow. Yes, that’s right, two days til April and it’s snowing in Virginia… and we’re not even in the mountains.
Alas, Florida, land of beautiful palm trees, beachs and of course Lynch’s Irish Pub where you can find food, friends and decent music most of the time. Looking for a good burger? Try out the Lynch Burger, served with a slice of ham, about a quarter inch thick, canadian bacon, some cheddar and the rest of the fixin’s. After that the Irish carbomb is always a tasty dessert – yay for Guinness and Bailey’s, a marriage of flavours meant to be 🙂 Am I saying that you should get toasted at Lynch’s? Not at all, but I’m just mentioning the better things to try while you’re there. Plus, Monday nights, Little Green Men.
Have I seen the beach? Sadly not. I’ve been doing my day job for 12 to 14 hours a day. Oh well, at least the humidity is low and the climate wonderful.