It’s my first full day in Florida as an almost-domiciled-here person, so I did a little sightseeing to get to know my new state. The canoe and kayak area at this park looked lovely…
… until I saw the sign warning that alligators have been spotted here. Uh, no thanks on that kayak trip, guys.
The sun was out this morning after a big rainstorm overnight, but by noon, the temperatures were dropping and the clouds were rolling in.
Before it got too cold (OK, it was down to 45F and I think that is cold considering I am in FLORIDA!), I drove over to a section of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. It’s beautiful. On a warmer, less windy day, I would have walked for at least an hour. I lasted 10 minutes today. (Yes, I’m a weather wimp.)
I retreated to the happy warmth of my tiny trailer, backed into a corner spot overlooking what seems like swampland. Saw lots of birds, some pelicans overhead, and a green heron soared by and landed not 30 feet from me. Wow!
Florida is going to be interesting to explore over the next few months. I wasn’t sure what to think of it yesterday, but after today’s adventures, I think I’ll like it.
When you leave home to follow your dreams, your road will probably be riddled with potholes, not always paved in happy Technicolor bricks.