Otherwise the various families are scantly represented in their various areas in the park, although I do notice that the Alpha Family seems to have been largely absent for the past couple of days. Several of them are there, underneath the shade of the Skyway Station, but no one look particular enthusiastic about the joys of living in Florida today.
Elsewhere there is a definite droop to anyone caught outside. Even the City Employees traversing the limited vision escape path are visibly running out of steam about two thirds through the park.
These are the people that I pity today. Trapped in those suits, with layers and layers of clothing, and the uncomfortable shoes. When its hot like this, I suspect the wardrobe becomes a form of cruel and unusual punishment, and should most likely be deemed unconstitutional.
Its funny about politics. Every other business generally relaxes the rules to accommodate weather, but not government. Here they still wear the ties and cuffs even though their skin is clearly boiling, and in general look like they don't have a damn lick of sense. At least take off your jacket so that you don't look like you are about to collapse from a heat stroke before you can get to the burger place….
The D&D family looks particularly miserable, I have to say, although Dave (pink beard) is as pleasantly amused looking as always.
It is almost time for the waves of daily migration into one of the three dinner places, and a few minutes ago, a couple of the older groups took up their knapsacks and headed over to the City Rescue Mission (across from FSCJ)
Today is coffee day for the Jacksonville homeless community, and while this is certainly not in evidence on the outside, it seems to have brightened and enlivened the people inside.
One thing about the older homeless people. They are certainly well read and abreast of current political events.
I am told that there are a couple of guys at the Library who read a book a day.