I'm an adventure seeker; I like to put myself in situations that others might find scary, unsafe, or perhaps deadly, for me it's always just another adventure to be had!!
Sandy came at much surprise to me. I actually found out about her arrival while routinely checking my online bank account (go figure). Personally I don't care for the news outlets. Earlier this year I decided that the media and I were going to part ways. Mostly because the media is a ball of negativity, telling me what to think, what's cool, what's not etc, I like to make up my own ideas, and come to my own conclusions.
The responses on the news and Facebook were pretty typical...get prepared, stock up on water, food, flashlight blah blah blah. I’m a responsible person, but I don't buy into the hype. While routinely going grocery shopping this weekend I thought it was comical that the water shelves were bare as with other essentials.
Monday Sandy arrived here in the Ocean State. The weekend before her arrival I had told some family members I was going to go out while the storm headed our way, of course they thought I was crazy or joking…I wasn’t.
I spent a few hours out with Sandy, and it was actually quite relaxing. The streets were calm, the ocean pounding, the rain falling with ferocity, the wind howling, all so peaceful yet chaotic.
I could have listened to everyone and played it safe, stayed cooped up at home awaiting the hurricane to pass anxiously, but that’s not me, I wanted to get a sense of it, and so I did.
If you’re like me, which I know many of you are, well then…
:: SIDE NOTE:: As you might notice in these pics my attire isn't quite weather proofed...but hey when adventure comes a knocking, you put on what you can !