“You’re Gonna Miss the Rain”
That’s what people would tell me when I would say that I was leaving Oregon and moving to Florida. If there’s any truth to that it’s that living here in Florida made me appreciate the rain a bit more. The rain in Oregon is cold, constant and makes most people miserable, myself included. I’ve always been a sun worshiper and a fish out of water, even when I lived in Oregon. So moving here was much like returning an injured turtle back to sea, and put me in my element.
It does rain here in the Sunshine State, quite often actually. In fact there’s an entire season dedicated to it, it’s called hurricane season. You may have heard of it. Annual precipitation in Florida is about 1/3 MORE of what it is in Oregon, but it’s a warm monsoon type rain. It often comes in heavy and leaves as quickly as it started and before you know it, it’s back to the business of blue skies and sunshine again. I love the Florida rain.
So do I miss the rain in Oregon you ask? As my friend Cory recently put it, “Do you think people that move from LA miss the smog?”
Very nice. In all honesty I think that was quite a silly thing for the Oregon friends to say.
September 13, 2012 at 9:07 pm
Personally I like the Florida rain much better. Part of the difference is that in Florida, it is warm enough in between rain showers to dry out a bit. Oregon is just sog from January to June. Not that awesome. You are definitly more in your element down there. I can’t imagine diving the willamette would be that much fun:(
September 14, 2012 at 10:11 pm