Well, yesterday I drove from Montreal to Plattsburgh International Airport to hop on a cheapie flap your wings flight to Orlando to spend some time with my sis-in-law. We are both April babes - so we try to celebrate our birthdays together - and also catch up on all the latest and greatest. I'm just down here for a few days - but so far - am enjoying the heat/humidity - tho' I know it's going to get hotter here as the summer approaches.
Last year when I was visiting - mid June - I happened to BURN the bottom of my toes at Cocoa Beach - now that was a scary thing (I swear I heard my feet sizzling as I rushed to the water - to discover it wasn't cold like around Maine ). At that point I was ready to find someone with a bucket of ice (maybe with some cold brewskies <lol>) and slam my feet into it! Anyway, luckily I handled the situation alright and I now know that you must wear flip flops on southern based beaches during the summer months. Of course, this was a scary thing for me - I've never burnt the underside of my feet before since I always am careful with my feet being diabetic. Well, this ol' gal is learning her lesson!
Today I hit the road around 0930 - and being without a gas powered vehicle - I hiked down one of the many small highways that seem to make up America (does no one walk or take public transport here - 1 person per vehicle it's so sad). Got tooted by a few truckers - and made my way to a little Puerto Rican market that I always go to when I'm visiting here. It has spices that we don't get up in Canada - so I loaded up with a few things I needed - then attempted to cross over a 4 lane intersection to another place I wanted to go to. Yes, there is a pedestrian crossing at this intersection - but when you have two right hand lanes of traffic wanting to hit the gas pedal at the same time - well - I think you get my drift. Luckiy I am a fast walker - so I didn't interfere with their Daytona 500 approach to driving.
I lucked in on finding a little shady place to sit afterwards - picking up a cafe Americano and ended up chatting with two gals both now living here in Florida and missing family back North. They were intrigued by my testing my BG's (I tend to run low in hot/humid climates - so had adjusted my basal rate for my walk). I was doing good - at 4.3 / 77 . I showed them how my insulin pump worked - and I was a happy camper slurping my cafe and eating a quesotes (yummy pastry). So, handed out my little calling card for Diabetes1 - since they know of people with diabetes - and trotted back before it got more hot and I lost any shade I had earlier.
Now that I'm back at my sis-in-laws - just had a bit of lunch / read the local paper - am going to throw on the bathing suit and take a dive in their pool. I have a feeling it's going to be abit on the warm side as my sis-in-law likes warm water (I call it pee temperature ) - but it'll still be refreshing to take a dip. Maybe throw a few ice cubes down my swimsuit front to cool me off (and my insulin pump that I keep secured there when I swim) as it's 85F/29C air temperature.
Anna by the poolside signing off for now - hmmm I think I hear a Mojito calling my name???