I started blogging a little over a year ago, so here’s the link to the blog post of the 1st annual scenes from a Valentine’s Day non-date.
This is actually about the 22nd annual non-date on Valentine’s Day for us as a married couple, but I’ve only been a blogger since the last two.
(Please pardon the blurry photos. I used an old compact digital in the rain without a flash)
My husband and I are not really into this holiday. There are so many other reasons than the naming of an “official day” to show our love and appreciation for each other. So, we escape the crowded restaurants filled with corn-ball couples who fall for the cheesy holiday, by attending the Florida State Fair.
It hasn’t rained in weeks, and guess what? Yep, you guessed it … it rained on Valentine’s Day. Do you think a little rain is going to stop us? We rather enjoyed huddling under our umbrella eating pizza in a cone and waffle ice cream sandwiches.
Besides vendors and carnies, the place was almost empty! Are people afraid they might melt if it rains during the dry season in Florida? All the better for us to take in the sights …
and the tastes of our surroundings.
The vendors were so bored from the lack of work that they entertained us with song as we moseyed past their kiosks. At one point, the band I idolized as a teenager, REO Speedwagon, was playing on the stereo system. The vendors and I serenaded each other with Keep on Loving You.
I considered getting an airbrushed t-shirt at this cowboy vendor’s kiosk.
When we got tired of pitter-patter of rain on our hoodies, and weary of holding an umbrella, we escaped inside to the expo hall where all kinds of goodies were for sale.
Jewelry (can you guess which 3 for $5 earrings I bought?)
I did say they sold goodies.
We had a great night despite the chilly rain. Thank you for joining us.
On Monday, I’d love for you to come back and share in a hilariously awkward misunderstanding that happened to someone in my writer’s group, and I was the conduit!