Winter has officially arrived here in Bloomington, as it dropped to 5 degrees F last night and snowed all day yesterday. Of course, this is Indiana, and in 5 days, it will be in the 60’s again. Seriously.
Some friends are camping out in their yard tonight, testing out some new gear they purchased and/or made themselves. We were invited, but I declined. There are two reasons I would forsake my warm bed to sleep out in temperatures below 20 degrees. First, if I had new cold-weather gear that I needed to test. Second, if I were in an amazing place during the day, and needed to sleep there to experience it fully the next day. I have tested and used all my cold-weather gear already, and this is Bloomington, Indiana. I’ll be in my warm bed tonight.
I’m also dropping the Home, Work, Class, etc. prefixes on the post titles. They’re already categorized, and it doesn’t matter much anyway, so bye bye!
It turned cold on Monday. Our group fixed breakfast, went to see Sweeny Todd (I thought it was kind of boring most of the time), then dressed up in crazy bad outfits and went out to the Vid.
We started our New Year’s partying on Sunday, meeting up with our close friends from Outdoor Adventures for breakfast. We played games, drank, ate, and then went bowling.
Beach, minus warmth
The first half of the week in Florida, there was a red tide, which felt like breathing pepper spray. It finally cleared up the second half of the week, but the temperature dropped by 20 degrees. Here’s a picture of our beach day, complete with socks, long pants, jackets, and stocking caps.
The one thing we managed to do while in Florida was to go to the Kennedy Space Center. Yeah, we’re nerds. And, Julie’s dad worked there during the Apollo program. This is the business end of the Saturn V rocket that launched all the Apollo missions into space. It’s massive.