Making the bed this morning we had to chuckle at ourselves. We sleep most of the year with a sheet and comforter on top. We designed our bed linens set so we can flip the set over and have a light blanket on top, instead of the comforter. We don’t remember the last time we put the light blanket on top and the comforter under us. But we’re ready, if we ever find ourselves in weather too warm.
Sometime after midnight this morning Deb awoke. She was cold and pulled another blanket and covered us. Yeah, it was forty degrees outside, forty-four inside, just a little chilly for only one blanket. But it was so nice yesterday, our first day in Lake Okeechobee, Florida. The high temperature was around 72 degrees. We arrived and checked in early at Ancient Oaks park, set up camp, got out the golf clubs, played tennis, and went grocery shopping.
It was nice enough outside we walked to the clubhouse and soaked in the hot tub awhile, talking to Rex from Michigan. Then we hit the showers and returned home to grill supper. After a really nice dinner of salmon, salad, and coconut cream cake (fresh from Debbie’s mom), we played Rummikub until we just crashed. And it still felt warm — we’re in Florida, for Pete’s sake. But it sure cooled off later.
We’re glad to be here. This is a pretty park. We already caught up with a few friends and good neighbors, and look forward to renewing friendships with many more. Our tennis racquets still work. Jim was able to dig out his golf clubs and hopes to find his way to the driving range later today and a few more times this week. We’ll have some warm afternoons, some very cool nights sometimes. It is Winter, after all.
We’re still chasin’ 75 degrees, I guess, until we find it. Until we do, we’ll keep the blankets within reach.