Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. John Ruskin
The last time I saw snow in Florida was in 1987… I didn’t live in the Sunshine State yet- we were visiting from the snowbound state of New York at the time. We drove 1200 miles to see… More snow.
I moved to Florida in 1990 and haven’t seen snow since then… Until this week. Snow!
Well, it was more like ice and rain, but still. Schools closed, people were afraid to drive and it seemed like society was about to shut down.
It’s funny how quickly we become used to new situations. Growing up in New York, I remember walking to catch the school bus in snow up to my knees, and we still had school.
Here in Florida, a slight dusting of white causes a panic.
I think everyone just likes to get into the spirit of DISASTER! “We can’t drive, the roads may be slightly damp!” We’re sensitive to cold here in Florida, but only because we’re blessed with almost perfect weather year round.
It’s been 27 years since I’ve seen snow in Florida, and I’ll be happy if I don’t see it again for another 27 years.
I moved here for many reasons, and one of them was to get away from snow.
So everyone else can laugh at how Floridians reacted to a snow dusting, it doesn’t bother me.
Tomorrow it’s going to be in the 70s again, and Doug, my daughter and I will be skateboarding… Try doing that up North!