Every day I make it a point to learn a lesson in life. Then, I share each day’s lesson on this blog. Here is what I learned today…
Nicole and I moved to Tampa from Michigan. In Tampa, it is 85 and sunny almost every day and, as you probably know, most of the economy in central to southern Florida is driven by tourism.
One of the best parts about living here (as a local) is that entertainment is cheap. After the initial investment in swimwear and a paddleboard (or whatever your hobby is), all you really need is sun and food.
Weekends are cheap and adventurous in Tampa. Unless it rains.
Life here revolves around being outdoors so much that when it rains for a whole day, you have to find indoor stuff to do and indoor stuff in a bustling tourist economy, it turns out, is not cheap. There is plenty of fun stuff for a couple to do and explore indoors around here (especially if you venture over to nearby Orlando), but it is all at amusement park prices.
Being unprepared for rainy weekends, we have learned to do what people in Michigan already know to do to pass time on snowy, locked-indoors, kind of weekends.
We bought a deck of cards.
Nicole is going to finally teach me Euchre (a non-sensical card game that is hugely popular in Michigan). It seems slightly less boring than staring at paint but it will be good to know in case of emergency over another rained out weekend.