Being Inside > Being Outside
My idea of A Good Time usually doesn’t equate spending time outside. I may seem to enjoy the time and weather in the out of doors, but unless the temperature is a steady 60-72º, breezy, sunshiney, bug-free, under 40% humidity, and there’s a place for me to sit, I’d rather be inside.
Being inside means controlled temperature, regulated humidity, and readily available seating. How can that not be better than the out of doors?
Luckily for Florida nature, this weekend met all of my requirements for an outdoorsy adventure, and the Lynchipoos ventured out into the wilderness.
Wilderness = Well-Maintained State Parks
If the description of the destination includes “rustic” or “back-to-nature” or “living off the land,” you can count me out. The possibility of sand getting in my shoes better mean we’re at the beach, and I’m in flippy floppies.
My favorite place is the beach in Seaside, but that’s only during certain times of the year when I can sit at a bar with no stray sand stuck to my feet.
I have grand ideas of visiting the great outdoors of the Great State of Florida, but the reality is hardly the actuality of me doing that.
I’m a delicate flower with special temperature-regulated needs.
The Perfect Storm of Outdoorsiness
January weather in Florida is pretty much perfection. If you’re reading this from your snow bunker, sorry sucka. You can brag when it’s July, where here in Central Florida, it’s 99º in the shade, 99% humidity, and my armpits are permanently moist.
For now, I’m bragging.
I’m bragging about the jeans and short sleeve weather, the breezes, the clear blue sky, the no snow, the low humidity.
And please excuse me while I brag about the natural springs 60 minutes from my house where the manatees take refuge from the colder inlet waters of the Atlantic Ocean bays.
I think the manatees were flirting with me, trying to make me an outdoorsy girl.
They almost succeeded.
If you’re bored or if your name is Lerner, visit my Flickr set with all of the photos I took at Blue Springs State Park. They’re kind of Awesome.