My daughter and I came back from vacationing in St. Petersburg, Florida last week to almost a straight week’s worth of rain. We biked and walked everyday while on vacation and for the first 2 days we were back, I was pretty much a house bound, couch potato. I had had just about enough of my sedentary ways and decided to make the most of it.
When nature givers you rain for 5 straight days, you can either sit around and complain about it, or make the decision to have some fun! Get moving, exploring and pull out that smart phone or camera and start snapping some pictures and silly selfies!
Yesterday, my daughter and I went for a walk in the early afternoon. As we were winding down our walk we decided to step into an adorable cafe/boutique. Shortly after we ordered our drinks and sat down, the rain came back and by the buckets. We were stuck at this lovely establishment for almost 1 1/2 hours just waiting for the rain to subside so we could meet my husband for dinner at a restaurant only 2 blocks away. Suffice it to say, I made some headway with my book and my daughter made it through most of her economics chapter before we were able to meet up with hubby.
We had a nice dinner and a tasty pint of beer. I was feeling the need to walk some more and the sun was back out, so my family and I parted ways and my second walk of the day began.
I got about the halfway mark when the dark skies started coming back. I knew I was pushing my luck, but I kept walking and enjoying the cool summer’s fragrant and floral breeze. By the end of my walk and picture taking, the rain was back and I was soaked, but boy did I have some fun and ended my day with over 5 miles under my belt.
Below are some of the pictures I took. I tried to pick the ones that came out the clearest. I was snapping photos as I was briskly walking, so some of the photos are slightly blurry.
Thanks for walking with me on this rainy, late Spring evening. I realize some of these photos are not the greatest quality but I was trying to be discreet while snapping photos of peoples’ residence. Next time you are looking for something to do, take out your smart phone or camera and start walking the neighborhood snapping photos. You’ll starting seeing things you didn’t realize were there before.