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Monday, July 29, 2013

Eight Degrees

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Eight degrees? That's how much our pool dropped in temperature between last week and this week. 80 degrees feels a lot different than 88 does, but we still enjoyed hanging out and floating around the pool on Saturday. It was a pretty nice day weather-wise and both Rick and I got more sun than we intended to. 

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We ate lunch pool side: a refreshing and delicious ceviche with calamari, shrimp and scallops with tomatoes, red onion, red pepper, avocado and cilantro. Rick made the recipe up and I must say, I was impressed.

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Yesterday we met up with the Miata club once again for a short run. The weather was not the best however, and on our drive down to the meet-up point it poured. And poured. And then it poured some more.

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Have you ever been in a rag top convertible in the pouring rain? It's very loud. Rick and I had to raise our voices and practically yell at each other just to talk. Yikes. Thankfully the pouring rain stopped when we got to the meet-up point and it turned into a drizzle. Its was a tops-up kind of day I'm afraid. About ten cars showed up and a few people didn't come, and I can't say that I blame them. 

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Blairstown, NJ (the only town we drove through)

The drive was very pretty and mostly through hilly, densely wooded terrain.  The trees formed a tunnel over the road and it got very dark. It was a bit eerie with patches of fog hanging closely to the ground and in between the thick woods. It would have looked much different on a hot sunny day, but it had its own peculiar charm. 

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We finally braved the elements and about 3/4 of the way through the run we put our top down. We finished the run at Lake Mohawk and the rest of the club stayed for lunch, but Rick and I opted to just come home.

We plan on joining them next Sunday too, but after that there aren't any planned runs until October. We're enjoying the runs! It's a good way to see countryside we haven't seen before and meet new people at the same time. Next week we plan on staying for lunch (which will be at an old-fashioned drive-in) and getting to know the people better. Here's hoping for good weather!

 

Comments:

I love the picutre of the palm fronds and the way the light show them off!

I was wondering if you were still going on the run and what your weather was like.  Southern Jersey got dumped on!

Bigsis, thank you!

C, yeah the southern part of the state really got hammered late yesterday—it missed us. The showers were heavy in the morning, but then it sort of cleared out of here. Not too bad, but certainly could have been better!

Its weird, I was in Stone Harbor and not ONE drop!  I was shocked when I learned how much rain came down around us!  Btw, love that rear view window shot!

That lunch looks great! I’m glad you got to put the top down on the Miata, if only for a short distance.

Kathy, you got lucky then!

Steve, lunch was great. Mia was happy too that it wasn’t raining on her anymore.

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