Sunday, May 30, 2010

Weekend Plans


Originally uploaded by rocketman 2007

We were thinking of going to Clearwater Beach yesterday to go swimming. We have not gone swimming in the ocean in a really long time. Kavi never has. He has walked knee deep in the ocean when we went to see sunsets at a local beach, but we didn't swim.

But the weather didn't cooperate! There was a high chance of rain in the afternoon, so we decided not to risk making the hour and half long drive to the beach. This picture above I found on Flickr of the beach I am talking about, during a storm. This beach is on the Gulf of Mexico(we live on the west coast of Florida).

A little side story...when I was a teenager we would make the drive down to this beach once in awhile. One time we went down, it was sunny for part of the day and then the afternoon storm clouds rolled in. We ran for cover, which is sort of funny since you are still in a bathing suit that is meant to get wet, but the lightning can be dangerous. We sought cover for a short while before leaving. In the water in the distance there was a water spout. Scary! A distant column of spinning water going from the ocean to the clouds. I am glad it didn't get too close to the beach.

Back to yesterday - since we couldn't go to the beach we drove to Tampa instead and went to a mall and ate at Johnny Rocket's burger place. Today I don't think we are doing anything. Tomorrow, I plan to check out some stores.

Anyone have plans for this weekend they'd like to share?

3 comments:

SewSweetStitches said...

Oh neat, I thought that only happened in that movie "Twister." We have a Johnny Rockets in Cincinnati, about a half hour south. My dad took me there when I was little, and I thought it was sooo special!

Angela said...

I am just working like usual.

I hope you have a great holiday weekend though!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

The storms put a little bit of a damper on our weekend fun, too. We were just doing yard & garden stuff and swimming in the pool, but the lightening drove us inside both Saturday & Sunday.
We went to Clearwater Beach in April; it was beautiful!