We are being invaded again. I’m not sure how much more of this we can take. When will it ever end?
Our little corner of the world is usually pretty quiet, and even this time year, with all the snowbirds around, it’s not too bad. Sure, you have to wait a little bit longer in line at a restaurant if you don’t time your arrival right, but that’s okay. I can’t complain about them, because for years we were snowbirds ourselves.
But a couple of weeks ago we were invaded by racing fans for the Daytona 500.
And right on their heels were thousands of bikers flooding the area for Bike Week. Everywhere you went you heard the roar of Harleys. Okay, I can tolerate that to some extent. After all, I rode a motorcycle for years.
But now we’ve been invaded by the spring break crowd. The beaches are full of young men with six pack abs and beautiful girls in tiny bikinis. I was young once, but instead of six pack abs I’m more of a keg for a belly kind of guy. And let’s not even talk about the time I tried to wear a skimpy bikini. Okay, it was a skimpy Speedo, but it was still an ugly sight to see!
Seriously, there are girls running around on the beach in outfits so scandalous that I had to drive by some of them four or five times because I just couldn’t believe my eyes! Scandalous, I tell you, scandalous! I may have to go back and look again.
In response to many requests from my readers, three of my travel e-books are now available in print on Amazon; Overlooked Arizona, Overlooked Florida, and Highway History and Back Road Mystery II. A couple of my librarian friends have already ordered their copies, and I appreciate their support.
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Thought For The Day – Bass fishermen watch Monday night football, drink beer, drive pickup trucks, and prefer loud women with big breasts. Trout fishermen watch MacNeil-Lehrer, drink white wine, drive foreign cars with passenger-side air bags, and hardly think about women at all. This last characteristic may have something to do with the fact that trout fishermen spend most of their time immersed up to their thighs in ice-cold water.