For me fall is the season to start wearing sweaters and watch the leaves turn beautiful colors. The weather gradually gets cooler and the days are shorter. So it was a nice change to go to Florida and temporarily return to summer.
When I got off the plane in Tampa the airport terminal was so cold from the air conditioning I kept my jacket on. I stopped at an information desk and the person said, “You won’t need that jacket once you go outside.” And that was the case – it was hot and humid and I didn’t mind at all. My destination was St. Petersburg, and during the drive there I saw palm trees, marinas and sailboats.
For an overview of the city I took a trolley that made lots of stops. I noticed a gelato shop along the way and decided to visit there after I got off the trolley. The gelato was delicious, and of course I had to sample different flavors (with tiny spoons) so I could pick the best ones.
During the afternoon I strolled through parks and looked for shade since it was so hot. In the evening I saw the moon in the sky. By then it had cooled down slightly, but it still felt like summer. I thought it might be time for another gelato.