Slow Day in St. Augustine FL

Tuesday August 21st 2018

Today began in the low seventies and very calm. It was ideal flying weather at the RC runway behind the campground. The radio controlled planes were flying from shortly after seven until the wind picked up in the mid morning. From the perspective of a sleepy brain drawn into the day before it should be, it sounds like a weed eater garden edger moving very fast back and forth outside your window. Knowing that the RC field was there allowed my brain to become rational after only a minute or two. Watching the planes was interesting as long as you have a wide field of view. They move so fast that you need to a lot of area to watch them move across the sky. As hard as I tried, I couldn’t get a picture of one.

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A few clouds moved in early.

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The clouds multiplied as the day went on.

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Eventually the storm clouds started to build.

The clouds were interesting to watch today. They increased gradually as the day progressed. Around the dinner hour thunderstorms started impacting the area. For the most part this specific area didn’t get hit too hard, but less than a mile in most directions were getting hit with heavy rain. There were flash flood warnings out for the roads in down town St. Augustine. Like previous days the storms came and the temperature came down. It went from near ninety before the rain to the low seventies after the storm.

I’ve spent enough time in this area that I know my way around. I know where to find things and how to get there the most direct traffic free way. Taking advantage of that knowledge I ran a few errands today. In the process I also got close enough to the Atlantic Ocean to verify it was still there. Somehow it’s good to know somethings don’t change.

Back at my RV home this afternoon I grilled a couple of pork chops for dinner. I bought them yesterday on the way back from registering my vehicle. Tomorrow I need to do a major grocery shopping trip. I need to stock up so I don’t have to stop for groceries on my trip north which begins Thursday morning.

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