The phrase I learned when I moved to Nebraska was: "If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes."
It was only a few days ago that Nebraska was experiencing a warm spell. The weather inched into the sixties and the snow melted off of the roads and lawns... and just when everyone was taking a sigh of relief, the Winter of '09-'10 flexed its muscles one more time. I don't know that I will ever be considered an expert in the realm of Nebraska winters, but this one has been one of the worst since I transplanted.
That was the scene I observed on my last day of work before I flew south. (south & east) In a brief 24 hours, I went from suffering through yet another snow storm in Nebraska, to relaxing on one of America's best beaches.
Our time is only half over, but the weather is only getting better. So far, each day has produced weather better than the last. I can't wait for tomorrow! I'll let my wife do a more formal update on her blog, but in closing, I'll say this: "Viva la playa!"