Put on a happy face!
This is what San Diego is famous for! And it’s a color of sky I have missed terribly for the past two years! THAT is blue sky!
Quite often in Vietnam I complained about the grey skies and awful weather. There are really only two seasons in Hanoi. For six months, the sky is grey and the temperatures are cool and cold and there is a wet winter humidity which actually makes the walls drip with moisture. In the summer time, it’s hotter than hot and the humidity will melt you. The sun does shine and the sky is sort-of blue, but there always seems to be a haze which lingers.
I often teased Kurt when he would say, “See, the sky is blue today.” I would jokingly reply, “That’s not San Diego blue.” He was well aware of San Diego’s reputation for fine weather, blue skies and warm sunshine.
When I first returned home, I was eager for all that sunshiny goodness. However, we had unusually cold weather and lots of rains which flooded parts of San Diego, like the Mission Valley area (I have not a lot of sympathy for those who develop communities in a river bed). I was disappointed in the miserable cold and longed to crank my head upward to soak up some rays.
Just before Christmas, the skies turned blue, the clouds went away and I could sit outside and enjoy what this city is famous for! I hope it lasts! It feels wonderful!