When most people who live in Florida hear that there is a Category 4 Hurricane heading their way, their first thought isn't, "Surf's Up!". Nope, rational, reasonable, regular, ordinary people think things like, evacuation routes, go-bags, boarding up windows, buying water and candles and gas for generators.
To be fair, the worst of this massive storm is on the east coast where there are hundreds of thousands of people without power, seeing flooded homes and businesses, and storm damage to face upon their return. But while we have been spared the eye of the tiger this time around, there is still plenty of wind and rain and the authorities keep warning up that power outages are very possible here too.
I have to admire the optimism. When I headed to the beach this morning, I had a feeling I wouldn't be the only one there. This photo captures the very essence of lemonade out of lemons. And while I have no intention of grabbing a board and heading for the waves in my lifetime, I am glad that there are those who do.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.