When I pulled into the parking lot, I was so excited to see so many stores and restaurants that I have not been able to visit in quite a few years. I maneuvered around the cars and stop signs until I found a store I wanted to visit. It was not raining at the shopping center when I parked and went into the store. While I was inside, it poured. A clerk told me that in Jacksonville if the weatherman says no rain, you get tons and when the weather man says 100% rain, you get nothin’. I know since moving to this area it seems to rain at some point every day. And I was not going to let getting wet destroy my day. I got soaked getting to my car, even with an umbrella. I persevered, however, to the next store and asked for a bag for my dripping umbrella. I continued my adventure through occasional showers, downpours, and blue skies. I enjoyed everything so much and did not feel the slightest bit OLD.
I made my way back to Georgia a little tired, but inspired, to do this again and to venture forth one day to St. Augustine, Florida. I constantly try to prove that I can do things I once did a few years ago before I became ill. And I am doing it constantly. I am not OLD and I do not intend to become so for quite a while.