Today has been the most low-key day of my Florida vacation yet.
So far I’ve been relatively lucky in the weather department (humidity not included), but I was inevitably going to run into a bit of… Torrential rainfall.
Someone really let Kyogre out of its ball this afternoon.
Now to be fair, the rain did make for perfect “dunking on California” Tweet material:
And I was able to get this nice picture with Grandpa as we watched the rain come down:
But those are the only “positives” to list about this crazy brief storm.
We had to cancel most of our plans, as the museum we hoped to visit is primarily outdoors, and the rain didn’t exactly cut down on the obscene heat.
Everything was wet AND uncomfortably hot.
At least the rain itself didn’t last long enough to become a dangerous hurricane. And staying local has its benefits.
Grandma and I went to the gym again this morning. Then we visited the supermarket to pick up some ingredients for our improvised make-your-own-sandwich dinner.
On the way to the supermarket, we stopped by the local library so Grandma could pick up a book she put on hold.
In classic voyeuristic fashion, I took the opportunity to get a good look around. Because libraries are always cool places to visit.
This one certainly was:
And they know that weebs are a key demographic.
Beyond that we spent a lot of time figuring out what to do around the house, and there were a good amount of options.
I also had the personally interesting experience of finding out that there’s a version of old-school RuneScape you can play on mobile.
Thanks to Brutalmoose’s video for alerting me to its existence, I decided to give the old game a whirl again. It’s been interesting to jump back into an old favorite I played with my cousin Josh with more insight and experience.
Like… I’ve spoken with someone who works at Jagex, the company that made Runescape, fairly recently.
Good thing I wrote a bit of my book this afternoon before finding out the mobile game exists. Otherwise I would have gotten absolutely nothing done.
After all that, the night ended on an interesting note. Grandpa left to go play cards with some of his friends, so Grandma and I were left to our own devices. She whipped up some chocolate pudding that we ate while playing a family favorite board game: Rummikub.
Usually we play with more than two players, as it’s one of my Mom’s preferred pastimes with her parents. But the game worked out all the same.
And that’s that. Like I said, it was a low-key day all things considered.
From what I’m aware, our plans before I go home Sunday night include trying to hit up the museum and that fancy restaurant we’ve had to postpone because of the weather. We might even go to the horse racing track.
Whether or not the weather allows us to keep up, we’ll have to see.