What a great day I had yesterday.
A friend and I went to the Sarah Palin rally at The Villages in Florida. This little retirement community is about 20 minutes from my little retirement community, so we thought, why not!!Â How many times do you ever get to see your candidate in person.
Let me set the stage. It was in the 80’s, moderate humidity, very sunny and very, very hot!! Typical Florida weather for this time of the year. Gov. Palin wasn’t to speak until 4:30 pm, but we knew we had to get there very early because we had heard over 20,000 people were going to be there. We left at 11, traffic wasn’t bad and parked pretty quickly. Took the shuttle to where we were to stand in line to get into the secure area.
Thats when the extreme heat started. I had my water, really big hat and my little hand held Georgia Bulldog fan to keep me cool. We stood in line with 70,000 of our closest friends for at least an hour and a half and after we were let into the secure area, checking our bags and items went very smoothly. By then we were famished, it was getting hotter and we needed food and more water. We finally found the hot dog stand and at that time, water was being passed out.
Just as the Star Bangled Banner was starting, one of those really bad hot flashes hit me and I had to sit down on the curb in the shade. My friend got us both a hot dog and after resting, drinking more water and having a little food, we both felt much better. By the way. It was so nice to say the Pledge of Allegiance and saying, Under God in public!!Â Where is our country going when people want to ban what our country was founded on.
Now it was time to figure out where we were going to stand for the speech.Â Realizing we still had more than a couple of hours to stand around, we decided to find a tree and wait it out. There were huge screens in 4 different places, the speakers were really good and the shade from the tree made the time go by much cooler.
We were also next to the stage where Aaron Tippin played a few songs, plus his new song – Drill Here, Drill Now! That was fun to watch him.
As I listened to Gov. Palin and how she honored our military and what our country needs to strive for, my heart filled with joy. I wasÂ listening toÂ a wonderful woman vying for the Vice Presidency of this great country!! The crowd was excited and soon I was forgetting about how hot it was and how proud I was to be there.
I have a video clip that shows the rally. The song is kind of corny, but cute.Â So if you don’t want to listen to the song, just turn off the volume.
On to football!
The next part of the day was when I went home and watched my Miami Dolphins play the World Champion New England Patriots. We spanked them 38 to 13 and the sports world, along with the Patriot fans, are in complete shock!!! My team was 1 – 15 last year and we broke the Patriots regular winning streak!!!!!!!!
I know most of you women don’t care that I am showing video clips of the game, but I can’t help myself. This is the biggest win for us in a very long time.
I’m just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget. But above all, living my faith as a child of God!