Saturday, January 2, 2010

Florida Fun

If you're in sunny Florida
in late December

and it's 62º

the natives might think it's a little cool for this:

but they would think you're a little
off your rocker
if you did this:

But we're from the tundra, for heaven's sake,
and we know we're soon headed home to sub-zero temps.
We couldn't care less what the natives think it feels balmy.

Besides, the natives might be surprised
to see that if we settled for this

it would look more like an ice hockey game

than mini-golf.

We are, after all, from the tundra.

Which explains why, when a friendly Floridian
gave us a bag of oranges from his tree,
Ben insisted on getting his own instead.

"I just want the joy of picking them for myself!"


Joy said...

I like Ben's attitude. It's a lot more fun that way.
Hey I'll play putt putt with you all but I'm not going to get in the pool with you.
♥ Joy

Dea said...

Looks like you guys are having fun!I am so jealous, its freezing here! lol.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm with Ben - I want to pick one! blessings, marlene

Melissa B. said...

May I please tell you how insanely JEALOUS I am right now? Even DC has tundra-esque weather now. Y'all sure are lucky...Happy 2010!

Givinya De Elba said...

Ooo, 62*F = 17*C ... Not Frozen Tundra weather, but I'd stick with mini-golf and leave the swimming to the beautiful Bethany ... :)

Crazy Sister said...

Yikes, I have enough trouble staying warm in the water during a heat wave, let alone those temps!

Good on you! And thanks for sticking up for me on my sister's post about wishing to be a baby - ban me from commenting, indeed! The very idea!

Pam said...

Hi Tracy! I live near that park you and Joy met at! I"m so happy y'all got to spend some real time together. The stalker comment made me laugh, but yet I think I know the feeling! It's a strange but fun quirk to this blogging world. I would have loved to have met you gals but I had a house full of holiday company! Boy howdy, do I know how the wind can whip up at that district park, for that is where I do my daily/almost daily? walking!