Before I moved to the Tampa Bay area, I was living down in Fort Lauderdale with my lady of five years.
We tried to live in Miami however found that we could only afford housing in some of the worst & most dangerous parts of the city. While Fort Lauderdale wasn’t a lot better, there were at least a lot of suburban neighborhoods along the outskirts of the neighborhood by the Sawshrubbery Expressway. Many of these neighborhoods are harshly serene & gorgeous in the architecture & landscaping, especially in the more affluent parts of town. However, the company employing me had to transport to the Tampa Bay section to merge with the corporation that purchased them just weeks prior. Since I was just ecstatic to keep my job at all, I didn’t complain about having to uproot our lives to follow this dealer to the other side of the state. I figured the weather would stay largely the same, however it’s not. We live near the border to Ybor City & there are a lot of rain showers that roll in from Old Tampa Bay throughout the late Springtime & summer time seasons. The weather occasionally is not as hot as Fort Lauderdale because Tampa is further away from the equator by a hundred miles or so. Yet, this weekend I hear that un-even temperatures are going to be in the high 90s for both Ybor City & East Tampa. I might get hot while I’m out hiking Monday afternoon, so I better prepare with extra water & sunscreen for the time I spend outdoors.